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Mote plans include traffic signal Former U.S. Sen. Marlow Cook protests excessive expansion. BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Longboat Key residents already stop at a stoplight before going south over the New Pass Bridge. But if the Sarasota Planning Board approves a request from Mote Marine Laboratory, residents from Longboat Key and St. Armands Key will stop at a new stoplight on the Sarasota side of New Pass, as well. The city would require the new stop light at Ken Thompson Parkway as part of a “development agreement” for the construc-

tion of a new education center. The Keating Education Center is to be named after Ed and Elaine Keating of Longboat Key, who donated money for the $2 million facility. The state’s Division of Cultural Affairs and The Kresge Foundation are also contributing to the 17,000-square-foot facility. The city would have to grant Mote three waivers from the area’s zoning rules to allow construction of the building on New Pass. Hence the planning hearing. Plans for the building and the resulting trafflic light have former U.S. Senator and St. Armands Key resident Marlow W. Cook Sr. seeking to postpone the process so the public can be more involved. Each new stoplight cuts the flow of traffic by about 10%, Cook said.

Cook said everybody knows Mote does a good job. But this expansion and others will draw more and more people to Ken Thompson Parkway, he said, which will in turn create more traffic. Cook said a comprehensive plan should be developed for the whole area by the community. After all, Mote receives seven acres of public land, each worth millions, for $1 a year, he pointed out. “We just feel the whole community has a vested interest in Mote and how it grows,” said Cook, who is representing the homeowner’s association for St. Armands because many of its members are already gone for the summer. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A

ALL WET Marathon survivors, indeed For those of you who read Dora Walters’ story, “Marathon Survivors,” about the Wellness Community’s Kona marathoners in last week’s issue of The Longboat Observer, we have news from Mary Lenari, the group’s trainer. Lenari called to report that every one of the marathoners completed the grueling course. The 11 participants, all cancer patients and survivors or family members, had goals to complete either a half or full marathon. Longboat’s Sue Bassett-Klauber finished her full marathon in 6 hours and 10 minutes, a proud Lenari reports.

Freedom Fest 2002 Longboat Key will once again have its own 4th of July celebration. After an absence of almost 20 years, organizers are planning a patriotic bash to be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. A parade, kids’ games and an All-American barbecue are planned. (For complete information on the Fest, please see story on Page 3A.) This is also your last chance to send in your “Why I Love My Country” essays and original patriotic photographs to be a part of The Longboat Observer’s special CONTINUED ON PAGE 2A

Index Arts & Entertainment Classifieds Cops Corner Crossword Deal Us In Dining Out Health In the Kitchen Key Real Estate Obituaries Opinion Store Around the Corner Weather Vol. 23, No. 52 Two Sections ‘It’s read everywhere’

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Droplets of rain decorate a grassy bush at the entrance of Joan M. Durante Park. Longboat Key has received an abundance of precipitation during the month of June. According to the Longboat Observer Weather Station, Longboat Key received 1.98 inches of rain from June 16 through 24. And from May 2001 to May 2002, more than 55 inches fell in the southern part of the 10,000-square-mile region controlled by SWFWMD, which includes Longboat Key.

Water restrictions to be permanent BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Perhaps the Longboat Key Club found fresh water with a new well because there is more water to find this year. In the past 12 months, more rain fell than “normal,” according to the Southwest Florida Water Management District, which is enforcing irrigation restrictions designed for a “water shortage.” Now the plan is to change the rules so watering is permanently limited to twice a week, with or without water shortages. “We’ve determined that you really don’t need to water more than twice a week,” said SWFWMD spokesman Michael Molligan. Limiting irrigation to twice weekly is the most efficient use of water resources, Molligan said. Anything more is “simply wasteful.” The opposite opinion was expressed by Anna Maria Mayor SueLynn during a discussion about water at a meeting of elected offi-

cials June 19. She told the other officials about inches of rain fell in the southern part of the research that indicated fewer restrictions led to 10,000-square-mile region controlled by SWFWMD, which includes less watering. Longboat Key. That is 5% more Some Florida legislators are rain than normal. The other considering banning irrigation of “We’ve parts of Florida controlled by lawns altogether, was the reply determined SWFWMD received less rain from Holmes Beach that you really than normal. Commissioner Don Maloney. To In the 1990s, parts of illustrate his point, Maloney told don’t need to SWFWMD experienced the the group how his Italian relative water more than worst drought in 100 years. But from New York was mystified by twice a week.” officials at SWFWMD now refer the size of the lawns in Florida. to the drought in the past tense. The relative wondered why the lawns were needed if no one was MICHAEL MOLLIGAN And the future seems bright for keeping chicken or sheep, he said. water resources. SWFMD does not subscribe to Longboat Key is part of an area either school of thought, said Molligan. called a “water use caution area.” That means Watering lawns is allowed, but unrestricted water watchers worry the area is short on water watering leads to excessive use, he said. now, or will be in coming years. Lately, nature is doing the watering. Nearly But a water supply plan developed for the two inches of rain fell in the past week. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4A From May 2001 to May 2002, more than 55


our TOWN “Freedom” section to be published on the 4th of July. Entries should be approximately 250 words. Send your entries by this Friday, June 28, by fax or e-mail, your photos by mail. Mail to: Why I Love My Country, The Longboat Observer, Box 8100, Longboat Key, FL 34228; fax: 941-393-7193; e-mail:

Gourmet philanthropists Longboat Villagers Michael Drake and Nick Drizos are members of Creative Cooks, an organization of men who enjoy gourmet cooking. As a way to raise money for their favorite charities, the duo is offering to cater dinner parties or special events on Longboat Key. Proceeds will be donated. Contact Drake at 383-9346 or Drizos at 383-5432.

We miss Dora When The Longboat Observer’s senior editor, Dora Walters, heads to the Georgia mountains for the summer each year, not only do her readers miss her, but the LBO staffers really miss her, as well. Walters’ absence means that the staffers have to come up with the news items for her popular column, Our Town. Luckily, Dora keeps in touch with us and regales us with stories about her two dogs, Mickey and Mackey. Her latest story has provided us with an Our Town item for this week. Dora writes: “Mackey still keeps to his 6:30 a.m. wake-up call, so they both go out the door for a romp. Of course, they are joined by the neighborhood dogs who are always running loose — Sasha, Daisy and Cooney, the latest addition, a six-month-or-so German-Shepherd type. Then, Mackey


NEWS invites them all back to the house for ‘Dora’s breakfast buffet.’ The guests enjoy outdoor dining, while Mackey and Mickey eat on the porch.” Unfortunately, Dora doesn’t return to the newsroom until October, so dear readers, don’t hesitate to call (383-5509) or email us ( with your Our Town items. We’ll be pathetically grateful.

Camera ready time Are those cameras clicking? The Longboat Observer’s fourth annual photography contest begins with next week’s issue, July 4. For 10 weeks, a winning photograph will be published each week. What are we looking for? Local or familiar faces and places, all from your angle. Entries must submitted one week in advance and will be judged by the news staff of The Longboat Observer. Rules of the contest are as follows: • The Longboat Observer photo contest is for amateurs only. • Black and white or color photos are eligible. • Entrant’s name, address and telephone number must be written clearly in ink on the back of every photo. • Photographers must provide content information of the photo, including names of recognizable person appearing in the photo. • Entries may be submitted in person at the office or mailed to The Longboat Observer, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228; or e-mailed in JPEG form (at least 3 x 5 inches) to • Photos will not be mailed back to you. If you need your photograph returned, it may be picked up at the reception desk one week after if appears in the newspaper. All photos, even those that did not win the weekly contest, can be picked up at the

Renée Sheade, above left, and Loris Birnkrant, right, join Molly Schechter in a limousine for a girls’ night out. See story below. end of the contest. Terry Petesch of Terry’s Framing & Art in the Centre Shops, will mount and frame the grand-prize winning photograph, selected from the 10 winning photographs.

Girls’ night out You know the saying, “Girls just wanna have fun” ... well these Longboat ladies love to have fun, too. Molly Schechter treated her gang of girlfriends, Loris Birnkrant, Helen Sherman, Nancy Parker, Alicia LeVine, Renée Sheade, Bea Friedman and “The Atlas Sisters,” Rose Chip and Bev Saxonberg, to a movie and pizza on a rainy Tuesday, June 18. Jim Seaton navigated Longboat Limo’s longest limo, which seats nine, into eight different driveways (all a lot smaller than his limo) to escort these ladies for a night

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out on the town. The girls giggled all the way to Sarasota where they went to see “The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood.” Molly reported that “the casting is brilliant and the performances are outstanding.” Following the movie, the ladies left for Mediterraneo to enjoy some pizza and wine. This special night was to celebrate the 10th birthday of Molly’s granddaughter, Emma Rosen, who lives in Westbury, N.Y., and an un-numbered birthday of Rose Chip. The ladies also celebrated “the peculiar joys of a sisterhood formed in later years by women who come from very different places, spiritually and intellectually as well as geographically.” Gotta love these Longboat ladies. — The Longboat Observer staff

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Bayside Drive beach battle: Episode II with pictures and exclamation marks. Krieger said her attorney was ineffective. She said her attorney’s cross-examination of the town’s expert witness was a “total waste.” In the November 2001 trial, the town used testimony from longtime residents to show that the public has used the beach in question since the 1940s. But Kreiger contends that is false and she could prove it if allowed to present pictures of the area, which were not accepted as evidence in the trial. Kreiger said there used to be a dock in front of her property, but the town did not allow her to rebuild it after it crumbled, to allow room for a large boat ramp. She said the town is purposely misleading the court to believe her beach was used by the public, when it was really a strip of beach further north on Bayside Drive.


Ingeborg Krieger and the town of Longboat Key have each fired the opening salvos in a renewed battle for a beach on Bayside Drive. Krieger is appealing a local judge’s decision, determining she does not own the beach across from her bay front home. She said when she purchased the property at 718 Linley Street in 1991 she thought permission to build a dock came with it. Several properties along Bayside Drive to the south of Krieger already have docks. One was built recently, she said. Krieger feels singled out by the town and at this point, the appeal is more about “justice” than building the dock, she said. Without a lawyer, Krieger penned a 51-page appeal, complete

In the appeal, the town argues that Krieger’s photos should not be considered, because they were not part of the original trial. The town goes on to support the lower court’s finding, that Krieger purchased property via a “special warranty deed,” which does not mention the beach. Any older evidence Krieger might present is meaningless, the town argued, because she bought the property described by that deed. The town also contended that the beach was dedicated to the public decades ago, as part of Beach Avenue, which is now known as Bayside Drive. Now that both sides have made their arguments, a panel of judges with the Florida Second District Court of Appeal in Lakeland will consider the matter. No dates for a hearing have been set. ❑

Gearing up for St. Jude

Lusya Sullivan

Gail Loefgren displays an American flag, one of many which organizers of Freedom Fest 2002 hope to ring the Bayfront Park Recreation Center ballfield on the 4th of July. The cost to sponsor a 3-by-5-foot flag is $50. Each sponsored flag will be labeled with the family or business name. To sponsor a flag or for more information, call the chamber at 387-9519.

All-American bash planned for July 4th Organizers of Freedom Fest 2002, an old-fashioned 4th of July celebration to be held on Longboat Key, were making last-minute preparations for the patriotic event. The Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce committee has been making plans for the festival scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at the Bayfront Park Recreation Center. The event is sponsored by Canons Marina, The Longboat Observer, Casa del Mar and Longboat Key Maintenance. A childrens’ parade will kick off the festivities at 11 a.m. Children of all ages are invited to decorate their bikes and wagons with patriotic colors and gather at 10:15 a.m. in the Pattigeorge’s parking lot, 4120 Gulf of Mexico Drive. (Sorry no pets are allowed in the parade.) Prizes in different age categories will be awarded for best patriotic decorations. The categories are: Ages 0 to 5, 6 to 10; 11 to 15; and 16 and above. The Longboat Key Honor Guard will lead the parade to the Rec Center where the festivities will be held. Kids’ games and other activities, such as a dunk tank, a softball game pitting members of the chamber against town of Longboat Key employees and an oompahpah band, are planned. ❑

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Seven committee members attended the first planning meeting of this year’s St. Jude Gourmet Luncheon and Bike-a-thon held Wednesday, June 19, at SunTrust Bank. Because of the summer meeting, some key players were unable to attend, but more attendees are expected for the next meeting, which will be held 5 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, at SunTrust Bank. But the date for the fund-raiser was confirmed: Saturday, Nov. 9. Sitting are Chair Tracy Voth, left, Courtney Rader and Jim M. Van Zandt. Standing are Herb Lovett, left, and Bob Phillips. Not pictured are Mark Meador and D.M. Williams, who attended the meeting but had to leave early.

Bradenton Beach helps fight traffic BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Bradenton Beach officials are trying to make a change that could help clear up traffic congestion in season on Longboat Key. No, they are not removing the roundabout. “The problem is the (Cortez) bridge,” said Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie at the June 19 meeting of Barrier Island Elected Officials. To fix that problem, Chappie petitioned the Florida Department of Transportation to consider opening the bridge less often. Currently, the bridge opens every 20 minutes during the day and whenever there is a need at night. The petition came after the city commission of Bradenton Beach unanimously voted to request a reduction in the openings, from three times an hour to two. Although FDOT controls Cortez Road, the agency is not in charge of bridge openings. The United States Coast Guard is and traditionally favors

the needs of boaters over those of cars. Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough warned Chappie not to expect a swift response. He said he wrote the Coast Guard as a citizen and is still awaiting a reply. Mayor John Redgrave asked whether Bradenton Beach made any progress in getting an extended turn lane for cars waiting for the Cortez Bridge to close. No, said Chappie. Commissioner Jeremy Whatmough told the other officials of the “terrible” traffic back ups that stretched for miles on Longboat Key in season. He joked that to drive north, he stocked 10 days worth of provisions in his car. Redgrave said much of the traffic is due to the new development in the eastern part of Manatee County, namely Lakewood Ranch. The new residents in east county head west to visit the beaches. “It’s our pictures in their brochures,” said Anna Maria Island Mayor SueLynn. Chappie said the traffic also comes

from new development on Longboat Key, to “some degree.” “It’s not Bradenton Beach,” he said. In other business, the Barrier Island Elected Officials: • Discussed the proposed skateboard park for Holmes Beach, to which Longboat Key commissioners plan to donate $5,000. Chappie said liability is an unresolved issue. He wants to be sure Bradenton Beach does not lose its savings to a lawsuit because of the skateboard park. Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney said he believes the liability already exists. If skateboarders are injured at a local library, they could sue just as easily. With the park, the skateboarders would be supervised by Holmes Beach Police, who offered to take responsibility. Maloney said he thinks a decision for or against the park should be reached soon, because youths keep attending “meeting after meeting and nothing happens.” ❑

Independence from garbage There will be no garbage pickup on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4. The alternate holiday pickup for garbage will be Saturday, July 6. Items should be at the curb by 7 a.m. Questions should be directed to the Public Works Department at 316-1988.

Agenda There will be a meeting of the Planning and Zoning Board subcommittee at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at SunTrust, 510 Bay Isles Road to discuss commercial zoning changes.

Bridge Tender

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Stoplight CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1A The new facility would house Mote’s SeaTrek learning program, which connects students to educators via videoconferencing. There would be parking on the ground floor with two stories of classrooms and office space above. “A Mote-world should just not be on a two-lane road ... shouldn’t be allowed to continue to grow,” said Cook. “It’s not just Mote that’s out here on the island,” said Mote’s Aquarium director, Dan Bebak. (Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, the Sarasota Sailing Squadron, the Sarasota Ski-A-Rees, Gulfwind Marine, The Old Salty Dog, Ken Thompson Park are all located on City Island.) When there is a big event, traffic can create “dangerous situations” for motorists trying to get off the parkway, Bebak said. A traffic signal, even if it is the flashing type most of the time, would be a safer alternative than the stop sign, Bebak said. “I think it’s probably something the area’s needed for a long time,” said Bebak.

The agreement between the city and Mote would require the light to be installed within three years of the construction of The Keating Education Center, said Susan Montgomery, secretary to the Sarasota Planning Board. Mote would have to put together enough money for the signal, which costs about $200,000, Montgomery said.

The board will review the agreement and the three waivers at 6 p.m. on July 10 at the Sarasota City Commission chambers, in Sarasota City Hall at 1565 First Street. That will be the third time the hearing is scheduled. The matter was continued from a June 5 meeting to a July 3 meeting, then again to July 10. ❑

But water shortages are not the problem for Longboat Key. Water pressure, or the lack thereof, is. In November 2001, the drought had dried up, but the Town Commission voted to keep once-a-day watering restrictions. Town Manager Bruce St. Denis explained that each time there is a watering day, the town’s storage tanks are drained. Without enough water in the tanks, there is not enough pressure in the pipes. Low water pressure can be dan-

gerous for fire fighting, he said. Nothing has changed since, said St. Denis. There are no plans to address the shortage of water pressure, he said. Meanwhile, police are putting the pressure on water. There were 24 watering violations in a single day on June 1. Police have logged a total of 103 watering violations so far in 2002. Of those violations, six were second offenses, resulting in $25 tickets. A third violation can result in a $500 fine or jail time. ❑

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Zoning changes considered BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

Alan Moore, owner of Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant & Marina, lobbied the Planning and Zoning Board to keep an open mind toward a third option for commercial properties — residences. So far, two options have dominated the discussion about changing the town’s commercial code, which is blamed for crimping business upgrades. One option is to allow commercial properties to be a mix of both businesses and residences. Another is to create a “revitalization district” to allow businesses to make minor improvements without triggering federal laws requiring costly overhauls. At the June 18 Planning Board meeting, town staff asked if a third possibility should be addressed. Should floundering commercial properties be allowed to start over as residential land? “That opens up a whole new concept,” said board member Carl Karsh. Both Karsh and Vice Chairman Fred Rickard said commercial properties could abandon the Key, if allowed to convert to residences. Although there may be too many commercial properties now, no one wants the Key devoid of stores, especially as traffic makes it increasingly difficult to get off island in season. But “revitalizing” Moore’s restaurant or mixing in residences with it would not work, Moore said. Because the restaurant is on waterfront property, the land is too valuable to be funded by any commercial enterprise, said Moore, the mortgage payments would be too costly. “I’m upside down in it.” The only reason the restaurant is sustainable now is because the land is paid off, he said.

Dry Dock sent to drawing board BY SHAY SULLIVAN City Editor

This vision of a mixed-use for Whitney Beach Plaza did not appeal to Planning & Zoning Board member Bob Diamant. Allowing conversions to residential property would not result in a commercial exodus, said Moore. Instead, only those properties that do not work for commercial uses would change, he said. Moore said he hoped this option would be part of the commercial zoning review, “i.e. closing the commercial corridor on Broadway.” Pam Truitt, the consultant working on the commercial review for the town, pointed out that the mixed-use option was never meant to be a “cure all” for the entire island. The board agreed to keep the residential option open for consideration. Also at the meeting, Truitt presented parameters for code changes, and sketches to illustrate how they would work. She recommended rules for building materials, building height, window configuration and more. Board member Bob Drohlich said the point of the review is to help businesses, not bog them down with more rules. “I just wonder if we’re putting so many restrictions on that we’re really going to defeat the purpose,” Drohlich said. Truitt said the idea is to offer business-

es permission to build residences as an incentive to create attractive shopping spaces. Board member Bob Diamant wondered who will judge what is desirable. He pointed to one recommendation in particular — storefront windows should start three feet above the ground. Diamant said a furniture salesman might want windows that stretch from floor to ceiling to showcase his wares, “but you tell them no.” Diamant, an architectural expert, also said he is disappointed with the conceptual drawings submitted by Truitt International Consulting Inc. and RMPK Group Inc. One showed The Whitney Beach Plaza, minus the L-shape. Instead, the drawing envisioned a straight row of shops with residences above them. Then, behind the shops are three blocks of two-story townhouses. The sketch called for Palm Drive to be vacated. The board decided to send the consultants back to the drawing board, before cutting the presentation short for lack of time. On July 2, the board will meet again. ❑

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Zoning Board of Adjustment members agreed that if the safety issues raised by town staff are addressed, Eric Hammersand has a good chance of getting the variance he seeks for his restaurant. Hammersand wants to expand the kitchen facilities at the Dry Dock Waterfront Grill, 412 Gulf of Mexico Drive. There would also be larger restrooms for patrons. To do this, he would need a 15-foot variance from code to shrink the space between the restaurant and his neighbor to five feet. Without the variance, Hammersand would have to sacrifice some of the existing dining room. Hammersand said The Buccaneer Inn Restaurant, which closed last year, is a good example of what happens to businesses that are not upgraded. Town staff categorically denied the request. Fire safety is one key concern. Town officials need to know whether a corridor and stairway will be maintained for escape in a fire. But Hammersand did not have architectural drawings to show exactly what he intended to do. Paying to develop drawings without having the variance would be like putting “the cart before the horse,” Hammersand said. Board member Vincent DeLisi said Hammersand’s decision to “test the wind” before spending a lot of money on detailed drawings is logical. DeLisi asked Town Attorney David Persson if there is anyway for the board to say to Hammersand, “We will play ball with you somewhere down the line.” The board could approve the request and set conditions, Persson said, but town staff would be interpreting the meaning of those conditions. Jeglie said the town could be liable for future problems if the plan is approved without detailed drawings. Board member Ray Nawrocki said he would at least need to see a depiction of the plan to show “how the hell this is going to happen.” The board voted to continue the matter to the next meeting, to give Hammersand time to meet with staff and develop a drawing of his plan. ❑





Our View

Give him a deadline This is like watching a slow leak in a balloon. What’s the point? Pop it and move on. Yet our town commissioners continue to torture Longboat Key residents with what appears to be an increasingly unrealistic hope that Town Manager Bruce St. Denis will find a magical patch for the town’s deflating reclaimed water project. To their credit, Commissioners Hal Lenobel, Jeremy Whatmough and Jim Patterson called for St. Denis to produce what he said he would — a contract with a supplier of reclaimed water and a list of users. And they questioned St. Denis’ semantics of wanting to pledge as bond collateral the revenue from the town water users. St. Denis continues to contend this is not spending money. But this is splitting the proverbial hair. Pledging this revenue is encumbering it and precluding it from being spent on something else. What’s more, it’s collateralizing the money of those rate payers who voted not to issue bonds. (They obviously are relegated to second-class status.) When commissioners meet again July 8, perhaps a majority of them will have the fortitude to give St. Denis a tight deadline to produce a water contract and a list of reclaimed water users. Time is money. Why waste both on unproductive activities? This is needless, expensive torture. ❑❑❑

Study impacts until October? You can see it coming: another federal suit against the town involving a property owner who has standing to construct residential units but whose efforts are thwarted by a public board whose members want to maintain their status quo at someone else’s expense. This is the Vladimir Einisman case. Einisman last week asked Longboat’s Planning and Zoning Board to approve a rezoning request to convert from commercial to residential use his land next to the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center. Einisman wants to “downzone” the property — that is, make its use less intensive than it is currently zoned — to build 12 condominium units. As always, though, the request to develop a piece of Longboat property had the effect of espresso, sending planning board members and others into nervous twitches about

density. They almost looked foolish as they fumbled about looking for excuses not to approve Einisman’s request. Lacking any legitimate reason, Chairman Robert Drohlich postponed a decision for four months (until October!), saying the town staff needed the time to study how these 12 condominium units will impact Bay Isles, even though the staff already endorsed the request. Here we go again — another assault on private property rights and another example of the town attitude that an individual property owner who also happens to be a developer is a person who can be dealt with capriciously and arbitrarily. Delaying a decision until October in essence sends a message to Einisman that zoning board members don’t give a hoot to the costs and burdens that individuals face trying to develop their land. Every day Einisman is delayed adds expense to his legals bills, interest costs, construction and the ultimate price to consumers. This, of course, doesn’t matter to Planning Board members; it’s not their problem. We wonder: How would planning board members react if they were standing in Einisman’s shoes? Four months’ delay is out of line. ❑❑❑

$5,000 for skateboarders? In Boston, the largest public works highway project in U.S. history — known as the “Big Dig” — is still a year or so from completion. Estimated cost: $14.6 billion. Recently, we had the good fortune to visit Beantown, so we couldn’t resist asking one of our cabbies his opinion of this massive state and federal undertaking. “Whadda fee-asco,” he said. We hope not, we responded, because there are a lot of Florida tax dollars going into that project — a project most Floridians probably will never use. The cabbie chuckled in a way that said, “You suckers.” But at least he was grateful: “God bless yuhs,” he said. Our encounter with the Boston cabbie brought to mind our own little “Big Dig” here on Longboat Key — the proposed skateboard park for Holmes Beach. Never ceasing to amaze their constituents, the Longboat Key town commissioners last week voted to donate $5,000 toward the construction of a park that, like the Big Dig, the vast majority of Longboaters in all likelihood will never use.

This defies any rational thinking. And clearly, there was little of that when commissioners approved this (the only commissioner with a cogent mind at the time apparently was Hal Lenobel, who opposed the contribution). Commissioner Ken Legler, for instance, used this rationale: Do it “if it keeps the skateboarders away from our island.” Have they been a problem? To many Longboaters, $5,000 is not a lot of money. But if all Longboaters had the choice of deciding where to spend that $5,000 of taxpayer money, what is the likelihood a skateboard park would land on the Top 10 list? Given a choice of spending it, say, to protect turtles on Longboat or to build a skateboard park in Holmes Beach, the choice would be obvious. (By the way, how many south Longboaters even know where Holmes Beach is?) But let’s go one step further: Even though this $5,000 contribution may be small in the scheme of misappropriated tax dollars, it demonstrates once again economist Milton Friedman’s definition of government: “Those who spend someone else’s money on someone else aren’t careful about how much or what it buys.” What’s more, this demonstrates how elected officials fail to apply what should be one of the cardinal rules of government: If someone desires a good or service, he should pay for it himself. Why, pray tell, should the aging couple living in Longboat Key’s Country Club Shores or in a Longboat Harbor condominium pay for a skateboard park in Holmes Beach? If Holmes Beach kids need money to pay for a park, they and their parents should earn it or raise it themselves. Users should pay. Taxpayers should not be forced to pay, however small or large the amount. Footnote: When the Longboat Key Town Commission voted to contribute $5,000, commissioners had the understanding the city of Bradenton Beach, a next door neighbor of Holmes Beach, would donate $12,000 toward the skateboard park. As it turned out, Bradenton Beach cut its contribution to $3,000. The Bradenton Beach city commissioners based their donation on the number of Bradenton Beach children and adults who participate at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. “I believe it’s a worthwhile project,” Bradenton Beach Mayor John Chappie told the Islander newspaper. “But I can’t see us paying $12,000.” The Boston cabbie was right: Whadda fee-asco.

Pedophile priests

Politically correct dogmas intimidate the truth The appalling story of the pedophile priests deserves all the negative press it has been getting. But is the press critical of them because they are pedophiles or because they are priests? After all, there are many other pedophiles, some of them with their own organization, and they are welcomed on our leading academic campuses, as well as getting a free pass in the mainstream media. Even as regards the pedophile priests, the media shy away from the plain fact that these cases are primarily cases of homosexual abuse of children. Fear of the homosexual lobby always seems to immobilize our crusading journalists, despite their brave talk about “the public’s Thomas right to know” in other contexts. SOWELL That same fear also immunizes the North American Man/Boy Love Association from criticism. The blaming of celibacy in the priesthood for the sexual exploitation of children has been a red herring. Most of these pedophile priests did not go after females. They wanted boys. With all the justifiable criticism of the Catholic hierarchy for covering up priests’ pedophilia — and, worse yet, sending offending priests off to other parishes to prey on more unsuspecting children — no one seems to want to reconsider the widespread denunciation of the Boy Scouts for refusing to hire homosexual adults to be in charge of boys.

No one has to believe that every homosexual is a pedophile to believe that there is such a thing as a “fail-safe” policy in favor of children, such as the Boy Scouts maintain. In the current climate of opinion, anyone who even sought to do an honest study of the incidence of pedophilia among homosexuals would be jeopardizing his career. We have reached the point where the truth dare not be forthright, but politically correct dogmas speak with intimidating boldness. Even worse than the confusion, cowardice and hypocrisy on this particular issue is the mindless granting of immunity from either criticism or even an accurate reporting of the facts to a wide range of groups. Behind this is the notion that if you say anything that some particular group doesn’t like, that proves that you are biased against that group. The group could be homosexuals, blacks, feminists, Moslems or whomever. Hannah Arendt said the great achievement of 20th-century totalitarians was to turn questions of fact into questions of motive. But that tactic has outlived totalitarianism. You don’t need to answer facts with facts when you can call someone racist, homophobic or whatever the epithet du jour might be. With various vocal groups having their own special reporters through whom news about that group must be filtered before it is published or broadcast, many in the media have developed an internal censorship mechanism worse than anything the government could get away with. Indeed, those in the media who are quickest to cry “censorship” when they are not allowed to get underfoot during military

operations and jeopardize the lives of troops with their thoughtless reporting of sensitive information, think nothing of giving racial, sexual or other special interests veto power over what the public can be allowed to know. This self-censorship creates one of the most dangerous situations any society can have — sealing ourselves off from inconvenient facts. No nation can turn a blind eye to reality and make its laws and policies as if things were wholly different from what they are, without paying a high price, sooner or later. The “non-judgmental” dogmas of our schools have already produced people incapable of exercising judgment and ready to follow any pied piper who plays a fashionable tune. When gay activists have come into schools to propagandize children, in the name of “AIDS education” or “diversity,” and left cards with addresses of local homosexual hangouts, supposedly “responsible” officials have been more concerned with keeping these facts from the children’s parents than with protecting the children themselves. How the Catholic Church will try to restore its credibility after having concealed pedophiles and spent millions to pay off accusers is a huge problem. A much bigger problem for our whole society is how we have become unwilling to protect ourselves in a 1,000 ways from 1,000 dangers — ranging from pedophiles to weapons of mass destruction — because we are so easily intimidated by epithets. Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif. 94305. His Web site is COPYRIGHT 2002 CREATORS SYNDICATE INC.



Letters to

THE EDITOR If you would like to send us your comments, please write, e-mail or fax one of the following addresses: Box 8100, Longboat Key 34228; e-mail:; fax: 383-7193. Please include your name and phone number. The Longboat Observer will print all letters to the editor if it feels they are of general interest, but only if the letter is signed and the author’s street address and phone number are given. The editor reserves the right to condense letters.

More debt not a surprise Dear Editor: I attended the Town Commission’s workshop today and I listened to the town manager describe myriad problems and possible future problems with the reclaimed water project — problems that range from no water from the city of Sarasota to no subscribers to the two new fresh water wells at the golf course. The town manager said that any one of these problems, along with a host of other problems, could cause the project to fail. At the same time the town manager is asking the residents of Longboat Key to accept a $45 million debt obligation that lasts for 20 years. That’s right: $28 million for the bond and 20 years of interest on the bond debt. The town manager told the commissioners that the town could easily secure a revenue bond, but that it would raise the rate of reclaimed water by 13.8%. I do not feel this is a great rate increase if it spares the residents, as the town manger described it, exposure to a risky liability. A revenue bond is based on the revenue derived from a municipal project — in this case reclaimed water users. However, because the town has at this time neither water nor water users, I doubt that a revenue bond is a viable alternative. So now the commissioners are going to reverse their promise to the voters and allow the town manager to obligate all the residents to a $45 million debt. I informed the commissioners that there are several reputable water project companies that would like to bid on building, owning and operating a reverse-osmosis facility on the island and sell potable water to the residents at a price equal to or lower than the proposed reclaimed water project. Under my proposed plan there would be no financial risk to the residents and we would receive fresh water to use for irrigation as well as fresh water during season. I could not discern the slightest interest from any of the commissioners. There were no questions asked. The commissioners continued their discussion about encumbering the island with still more debt. Sadly, I am not surprised. Gene Jaleski Longboat Key

Change and progress inevitable Dear LBK Commissioners, Town Manager: The Longboat Observer invited residents to voice their opinions and, predictably, this has resulted in an outpouring of doubts and pessimism. To keep perspective, we should keep in mind that Longboat Key is basically a retirement community where the average age is 65. Older people do not like change. We want things the way they were in the “good old days.” Unfortunately, change and progress make this impossible. May I offer the following self-evident truths: 1. There is a water shortage in southwest Florida. The combination of increasing population and over-pumping for years has caused this. 2. The situation will not get better. Continuing and planned residential construction, from here to Orlando, will steadily increase the demand for water. There is no way to improve the availability of water for the aquifer.

3. We are at the tail-end of the aquifer. All other residential developments and users will draw water before us. Deeper wells may tap into other parts of the aquifer, but this source will be short term and eventually saltwater intrusion will occur. 4. The majority of the citizens have approved obtaining the money for this project. Their willingness to possibly incur personal costs speaks for itself. There is no question that there are problems and possibly even setbacks ahead. This is a complex, major project dependent on actions by many entities over whom we have no control. However, we are fortunate in having a town manager who is a capable negotiator and extremely knowledgeable. And we have an able Town Commission which is willing to try to peer four or five years down the road to do what is best for our citizens in the future. We should not let problems weaken resolve. The public passed the referendum knowing there were assumptions and unanswered questions. You also knew this, and we count on you to maintain your confidence and not waffle in the face of the naysayers and the uninformed. Will there be problems and setbacks? Of course. What major project does not encounter obstacles? Unfortunately, Sarasota County does not put negotiating a contract with us at the top of its list of priorities, so we must be patient until this is done. If I were still in business and faced this situation, I would be very reluctant to make any kind of written commitment to buy reclaimed water until I was sure it could be supplied (depends on contract negotiations) and was reasonably sure of the cost (same). As a home-owning citizen, I can tell you that if a solution to the water shortage is not in sight, however distant, I will consider selling my property sooner rather than later. We are talking here about the effect on property values. If I want to give up my lawn and plant rocks and cactus, I can move to Arizona. Lee Rothenberg Longboat Key

Don’t go back on your word Dear Editor: I was astonished to read in the June 20 issue of The Longboat Observer that “the consensus of the commission was to pledge the utility fund as leverage” and that there would be a vote in July. Maybe the reporter got it wrong. If you vote to pledge the town’s extra utility fund revenues as bond collateral you will be breaking your word of honor not to charge non-users for the treated sewage from Sarasota. Why? Because utility funds are generated by Longboat Key property owners, many of whom have no intention of hooking up to the proposed system. So you can’t vote to use their money as proposed collateral. You voted that funding would come from the bond issue, which would be paid off by buyers of the reclaimed water. By now you have read the Saivetz letter (June 13 issue) — as an engineer he knows his stuff. Did you know that ASR wells before use must first be cleaned up to drinking-water standards? So how can you hold still for the building of a $700,000 storage well that under present law can not be used unless you put drinking water into it? If the commission goes back on its word

not to charge non-users — which they will if they pledge the utility funds — then it breaks its word to the voters and it will be time to mount a fully fledged recall campaign. Yes, I mean that. With the Longboat Key Club pulling a smart move (it was going to be the biggest user), you need to pull the string on this comedy. The answer is still desalination or reverse osmosis. Rainer Josenhanss Osprey

Some motherly advice Dear Editor: I thought it was very good advice you gave about how to deal with finding yourself in a deep hole, “first stop digging.” I would add to this the advice my mother gave me when I was a child, “Don’t give the man your nickel until he hands you the ice cream cone.” Our town commissioners would do well to heed this advice. Rudy K. Meiselman, M.D. Longboat Key and Narragansett, R.I.

Use a little logic Dear Editor: The city of Punta Gorda’s experience with an ASR water well was reported in The Sun on June 20. It seems that the consultant predicted a 70% recovery rate over five years. Now, after pouring 200 million gallons down the ASR well, initial recovery is about 10%. A second consultant now predicts a 58% recovery rate over five years based on “computer models.” This guessing seems more like a Las Vegas opportunity than science. Fortunately, Punta Gorda’s injected water was taken from a large creek, meaning “free.” In Longboat’s case, every gallon down the well costs approximately $3. Doing the math, the results would be astounding. Let’s have logic take over for once on our Key and deep-six this horrible idea of reclaimed water. It took a retired NIOSH scientist to bring this to light in Punta Gorda. Maybe there’s a Pied Plumber out there who will guide our leaders towards a better solution. David Novak Longboat Key

Is reclaimed worth the cost? Dear Editor: Does anyone understand what Town Manager St. Denis means by “using the town’s Utility Fund as leverage” when he throws that term around, indicating that by not using that fund as leverage will increase the cost of reclaimed water to users from a projected $2.67 rate promised to users to $3.09 per thousand gallons? Where did any of these numbers come from? They are not nearly enough, according to the latest “engineering report” authorized and paid for by the town. And how much money is there left in that Utility Fund after the commissioners have already voted to use that fund to secure a $2.8 million loan for design of the totally undefined reclaimed water project? As a matter of fact, cutting through all the smoke, all the money spent so far has been for costs promoting the $28.2 million bond issue and some so-called “engineering reports” that indicate only that the reclaimed water project is totally without any foundation of feasibility. Looking at these reports, it is quite clear that the numbers that the town manager has used in his argument to the commissioners about “deal breakers” make no sense. Right off the top, how can there be a “deal breaker” when there is no deal to begin with? There is no deal with Sarasota or anyone else to obtain any reclaimed water, so where does the $2.67 or $3.09 rate come from? Also, there is not a single contract or even a promise of use at any given rate between the town and any user. Next, in the June 6 issue of The Longboat Observer, the manager is quoted as saying that the only source of reclaimed water, the city of Sarasota, has only one million gallons per day (MGD) available to sell to Longboat Key, unless the city “cancels” an existing

THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2002 7A contract it has with Hi Hat Ranch. Just why in the world the city would or even could cancel that contract did not appear to be questioned by any commissioner. Apparently never even raised at the June 3 meeting on reclaimed water were any of the questions raised in my letters to the commissioners and also to the editor in the May 30 issue of The Longboat Observer. It was pointed out in those letters that the very expensive engineering reports show that after drilling very expensive wells in the town parks ($700,000 for the first in each park and $400,000 each for the others), only 30% to 50% of the water put into those wells could ever be retrieved from those wells for the first 5 years and only 70% retrieved thereafter. So, even if the maximum of 50% were retrieved, and all of it were sold, the price to users in the first 5 years would have to be well over double the price the town is projecting its cost would be, and only a little less than that from then on. Since potable water can be purchased for less than half that price, who would ever agree to pay the town double that price for reclaimed water? Also, if only 1 MGD is available, instead of the required and estimated 2.5 MGD, how will the $28.2 million bond issue ever be paid off? It appears that most of the commissioners and the town manager have totally ignored the fact that any wells drilled to hold reclaimed water are going to be subject to the same infiltration of salt water as existing wells claim to be, and which was the reason given for going into the entire reclaimed water project in the beginning. Once again, let me emphasize that the engineering reports and the only facts involved to date show graphically that the project as planned makes no sense whatsoever from any point of view. There is no justification whatever to spend any more money looking at something so obviously fiscally and practically unworkable. Let’s take an in-house look, using alreadyin-place and paid-for town employees, to look at more sensible ways to solve our longrange water problems, both for human and other consumption, and not waste any more taxpayers’ money on a clearly proven impractical and economically unsound approach. Public officials are held under the law to a higher standard of responsibility for public funds than they are with their own. Would those commissioners who are risking the taxpayers’ money with this proposal expose and spend their own money to something with this high a degree of risk? Somehow, I seriously doubt that they would. Francis J. Robinson Longboat Key

Victimized twice Dear Editor: In response to your boxed (important?) comments from a Mr. Richard Goldman, I can only attribute his uniformed commentary to a misguided need to be published. Had he read the complete police accident report of my mishap, he would have learned that, due to shock, I was unable to make a statement concerning the particulars of this tragic incident. So, am I to be victimized again by someone who was not a witness? Shame on you, Mr. Goldman, for not getting your facts straight before sounding off! My mission as Longboat Key’s representative to the Sarasota County Pedestrian/Bicycle Safety Committee has been to recommend credible and doable measures to protect our citizens and visitors, few, if any, of which have been implemented. I beseech our current town fathers to revisit some of the suggestions I submitted more than a year ago. Or do we have to wait until a fatality energizes this administration to take action? Kudos to our exemplary firefighters/paramedics and police for performing the lifesaving tasks which exemplify the highest quality of professionalism that we have come to expect! Gwen Ross Longboat Key




If you were the judge

Should Abraham Lincoln be a Kiwanian member? Four score and seven years ago Kiwanis was founded. It was 1915. And four score and seven years before 1863, when Abe Lincoln gave his famous speech, the Declaration of Independence was declared. It was 1776. Now, hypothetically and with hyperbole, what would occur if Abraham Lincoln were to seek membership in the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key? He would appear at a meeting, a gangling six feet and five inches, wearing disheveled clothes, obviously not purchased at a fashionable St. Armands Circle shop. He would be wearing a full beard, partially concealing a Palmetto-size wart on his cheek. His high-pitch voice would be compared with that of Mike Tyson, the only similarity between the two. He would doff his high stove pipe hat that could be used as a substitute potty for the weekly collections. Some members would think that height and

slimness would make him an outstanding basketball player, but he never played the game for an obvious reason. The sport was not invented until long after Abe’s death. However, he was an athlete of sorts. His sinuously rippling muscles enabled him to excel in a popular sport of the day — the splitting of blocks of wood to be used for the constantly rapid growth of the railroads. His skills justly earned him the sobriquet — the Railsplitter. Lincoln would address the club at its meetings often. His remarks would be brief, assuming and usually bawdy, salutary in a philosophical way. Initially, when it came time to feed the potty, instead of one dollar, Abe probably would deposit a chicken, which he received as a legal fee. He would be extremely courtly and flirtatious with the lady members, removing his hat and kissing the back of the extended hand. Such, however, would not take


place in the presence of his unjustified jealous wife, Mary Todd. In a far from perfect marriage they lived, raising four children. Abe’s marriage quickly took place after he was rejected by Mary Owens, known historically as the Fat Woman, weighting 155 pounds. Honest Abe would speak frequently at the club’s meetings, even when not asked to do so. His words were magical, mixed with his peculiar brand of humor that began with the words, “That reminds me of a story ... ” A homespun tale of humor and philosophy followed. He would serve on many committees. If he did not volunteer, he would be drafted as the members would learn quickly that any task assigned to him was completed in a well-done style. His power of persuasion was ne plus ultra (fancy for the tops). Rapidly, he would become the potty master among his numerous chores. The extracting of one dollar bills would disappear and the time-honored currency would be a five (with his picture?). And when the annual Pancake Breakfast arrived, Lincoln would


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Cops’ Corner The following reports are actual reports compiled by the Longboat Key Police Department. They are all answered and dealt with by members of the department or referred to others for action.

June 6 6:39 a.m. — 4000 block Gulf of Mexico Drive (GMD.) Property lost. Subject said he lost six $100 bills. His are the ones with Ben Franklin on them. 1:49 p.m. — 6900 block GMD. Larceny. Police believe someone used a long tool to open car lock through an open window. Credit cards, sunglasses, beach towels and the car’s owner’s manual are missing.

June 7 12:49 a.m. — 6900 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject put ID down her pants and lied about her name, because she thought there was a warrant for her arrest. There was not, but she was arrested for giving police a false name. Subject then told officer she would sue for way he touched her. Officer told her the arrest had been videotaped by in-car camera and she quieted down. 12:22 p.m. — Bradenton Beach. Assist. Police were told an elderly man had been abused and was forced to leave his Longboat Key home.

June 8 2:41 a.m. — 4400 block GMD. Suspicious


NEWS vehicle. Police saw rented car parked with engine running and followed it when it sped off. Police lost track of car in parking lot and later heard glass breaking, but found no damage. 12:08 p.m. — 3400 block Mistletoe Lane. Disturbance. Couple going through divorce argued about who would get a quilt they were removing from wall. He had a hammer in hand. She said he raised it at her. She called police. He denied raising hammer and police found her uninjured, but predict the situation could worsen. 1 p.m. — 3700 block GMD. Traffic accident. Two subjects agreed that they went off road because an unidentified “phantom” car braked.

June 9 12 a.m. — St. Armands Circle. Traffic violation. Police stopped car for broken taillight and saw leafy substance on subject’s lap. When asked if it was marijuana, subject said “maybe” and brushed it off, which is when police saw a baggy containing cannabis in subject’s shirt pocket. Police cited subject for brake light and had the marijuana destroyed. 4:11 p.m. — 3400 block GMD. Burglary. Subject said someone tried to break into car and failed. 11:49 p.m. — 3100 block GMD. Traffic violation. Police poured out bottle of rum they found on minor en route to party.

June 10 3:34 a.m. — 3100 block GMD. Traffic violation. Subject cited for speeding and arrested for violation of probation. 3:38 a.m. — 3400 block GMD. Suspicious person. Police talked to shirtless man who was walking because he fought with his girlfriend, who was driving at the time.

1:04 p.m. — 4300 block GMD. Suspicious circumstance. Subject said someone used laundry facility without permission. 8:20 p.m. — 1100 block Bogey Lane. Suspicious circumstance. Live-in caretaker called her ward and 16-year-old daughter to say she was being held prisoner. Ward called police. Caretaker’s boyfriend found her at local bar and brought her back, where she was greeted by police. Caretaker hid in closet, then under bed and police determined she was on drugs. When police tried to restrain her, she fought back and said police were hurting her. Boyfriend tried to intervene and was ordered to stand back. Police got cuffs on caretaker and put her on stretcher. When caretaker kicked and gave three paramedics trouble, she was sedated. Once freed at the hospital, caretaker proceeded to kick nurse in face, knocking nurse into a wall. Caretaker will be detained under mental health laws. 9:18 p.m. — 5300 block GMD. Fire. Subject extinguished fire he built on beach. 10:10 p.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Parkway. Code enforcement. Subjects told to stop cleaning sidewalks with loud machinery at night.

June 11 3:30 a.m. — 3400 block GMD. Suspicious person. Police questioned three juveniles who parked at beach access after hours. They were nervous, but there was no sign of any crime. 11:39 a.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Parkway. Welfare check. Subject “lost his wife” and could not remember his phone number. Wife was found and drove subject home. 4:03 p.m. — 600 block Broadway. Fraud. Someone in Texas got credit cards in subject’s name and rang up a $9,290 bill. Subject said she has never been to Texas. 4:11 p.m. — 1000 block GMD. Suspicious

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June 12 12:54 a.m. — 4800 block GMD. Fire. Police called in firefighter to clamp gas leak. 5:47 p.m. — 400 block Longboat Club Road. Public service. Manager called cops on intoxicated employee, who took a cab home. 8 p.m. — 3400 block GMD. Disappearance. A 14 year old bi-polar girl visiting the Key with 17 family members is believed to have run away with two boys, one with acne who appears retarded and another with tattoos and visibly decayed teeth.

June 13 12:23 p.m. — 100 block Northshore Road. Code enforcement. Subject told not to take dog on beach again. 11:26 p.m. — 1000 block Bogey Lane. Suspicious person. Subject said man ran screaming from his house and then turned around went back inside. Police found man to be intoxicated but polite. Man said he will not be repeating the performance.

June 14 9:18 a.m. — 500 block Bay Isles Road. Suspicious person. Subject said a suspicious man with tattoos asked about gift shop and left. 11:42 a.m. — 3000 block Harbourside Drive. Trespassing. Police gave Trespassing warnings to juveniles who were riding around on golf-carts using “rude hand gestures.” ❑

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Large pool area w/ new cage & heater. $699,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0900. #218282 FABULOUS LOCATION ON EMERALD HARBOR featuring a wide deepwater canal with 25 ft. boat dock. New barrel tile roof and a newer heating system. Just off deeded Gulf beach access. $649,000. The August Team, 388-4447 or 373-0038. #219569 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES canal front home is meticulously maintained. Three BR split plan with solar heated pool and water heater. $649,000. Michael Moulton, 383-7591 or 928-3559. #219904 LONGBOAT'S FINEST VIEWS & AMENITIES Furnished Promenade unit with wraparound terraces, exquisite furnishings & concierge services. Complete with tennis courts, beach & beautiful gardens. $629,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0900. #217104 HUGE BAY VIEWS coupled with golf course and city views make this corner unit at Grand Bay a real gem. Designer turnkey furnished, gigantic oversized terrace, and loads of other extras. $629,000. Annette Rogers, 383-7591 or 387-0900. #220822 BEAUTIFULLY FURNISHED TOWNHOUSE in a tropical, private setting. Huge screened lanai, deepwater dockage, tennis & heated pool. $599,000. Bob Burnett, 383-7591 or 387-0048. #216946 FAIRWAY BAY TRI-LEVEL townhouse with private boat dock in you own backyard. Totally updated, 3BR with water views and steps to private beach club. $590,000. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 356-8007. #221539 GRAND BIRD KEY HOME Gracious courtyard home with separate dining room, master bedroom with sitting room and floor plan that opens to pristine, private landscaping. $570,000. Jane Mooney, 388-4447 or 416-3354. #221657 OLD FLORIDA CHARM in sleepy Lagoon Park. Very private, tropical setting with nearby beach access. Recently restored. $450,000. Chad Roffers, 951-6660 or 376-0188. #221858 STUNNING HARBOURSIDE GOLF COURSE VIEWS Spacious single family home with condominium convenience. Golf course and sunset vistas, vaulted ceilings and skylights. Located in a gated community. $429,000. Hanrahan - Salmon Group, 383-7591 or 800-231-1280. #221054 GREAT OPPORTUNITY on Longboat Key. Updated 2BR condo, year round short-term rentals with onsite management & rental office. $429,000. Richard B. Perlman, 383-7591 or 387-8880. #221114 TOTALLY RENOVATED 2BR with lovely views & large terrace. Stairs lead down to jogging path, 2 pools, clubhouse activities & private beach. $380,000. Karin Stephan, 383-7591 or 504-4435. #218510 CHARMING RENOVATION of one of the only duplexes in the Village on Longboat & only one lot from the bay. Enjoy bay views from a second story. Build your dream home in a one of a kind neighborhood. $375,000. Jo Ellen Burnham, 383-3759. #215530 TENNIS MAGAZINE RATED #1 RESORT Owners may stay 30 days per year & have use of 21 tennis courts, fitness center, complimentary children's program, salon & spa, deli, & water sports rental equipment. $230,000. Susan Fox, 383-3759. #212674 SARASOTA MAINLAND THE PALAIS at The Residences at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota with nearly 5,000 sq. ft. of unparalleled luxury. Superbly furnished west corner penthouse affords breathtaking panorama. $7,950,000. Terri Derr & Ken Torrington, 383-7591 or 387-9780. #217571



The Rennaissance of Sarasota City living, Sarasota style, with all the amenities. Walk to the Van Wezel and downtown. Enjoy bay and city views. Decorated 1, 2 & 3 bedroom models open daily. $160,000s to $500,000s+. Karen Wall, Martina Coppenrath & Eric Massey, 951-6660 & 955-2955. MAGNIFICENT ITALIAN VILLA-STYLE Panoramic bay views of Longboat Key and Ca'd'Zan. High ceilings, gourmet kitchen, & wine cellar. 2,200 sq. ft. master suite with sitting room & fireplace. Private boat dock. $5,750,000. Mel and Jan Goldsmith, 388-4447 or 383-6673. #220067 MAGNIFICENT BAYFRONT MEDITTERANEAN ESTATE Almost 2 acres of walled, gated grounds with guesthouse, 2 koi ponds, 10 car garage, putting green, pool and dock with lift. Extensive use of marble and hardwoods, 1,000 bottle wine cellar and media center. $4,995,000. Mary Evelyn Miley, 966-8000 or 416-1406. #220810 THE VERY BEST, Most treasured address in Sarasota. First time offered for sale in almost 50 years. Five BRs, 390' of seawalled waterfront and 2 deepwater docks. One acre on Sarasota Bay. $4,800,000. Phyllis Garfinkel, 951-6660 or 302-6400. #221674 VISTA BAY POINT Enjoy glorious sunsets over the bay on Golden Gate Point. 17 exclusive residences, one per floor, 3,000 and 3,317 square feet, feature 3 bedroom suites plus den and expansive entertaining deck with aboveground pool. $870,000 to $1,850,000. Sally Dunham & Shirley McKnight, 302-8000 & 302-8000. OYSTER BAY Elegant old world style 2-story home on lake. Large open pool, 1/2 +/- acre with trees & privacy. A Sotheby's listing. $1,650,000. Laura Hansen, 383-7591 or 383-8273. #219945 DOWNTOWN BAYFRONT CONDO with incredible panoramic views. Huge wrap-around terrace, 10 ft. ceilings & elegant foyer with marble flooring. Only 2 units per floor with no common walls. $1,549,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #219247 THE TOWER RESIDENCES AT THE RITZ-CARLTON, SARASOTA Experience the old-world grandeur & legendary service of The Ritz-Carlton. 80 residences of luxurious living ranging from 2,800 square feet to 5,300 for a glorious penthouse. Priced from $1,000,000+. Debbie Bahr & Joan Dickinson, 364-8884 & 951-6650. WEST OF TRAIL KEY WEST-STYLE home of 4,500 sq. ft. with hardwood floors, game & media rooms, gourmet kitchen & tropical pool area. $975,000. Kim & Michael Ogilvie, 951-6660 or 923-0373. #219129 EXCEPTIONAL SARASOTA BAYFRONT VIEW Over 2,500 sq. ft. of living space is afforded in this tastefully decorated downtown condominium, with 2 large verandahs for outside entertaining. $949,000. Nina Dearing, 388-4447 or 809-0038. #218033 BEAU CIEL AT BOULEVARD OF THE ARTS delights the senses with dramatic views of Sarasota Bay and the city lights. 44 luxurious residences of 2,300 to 4,600 square feet, Beau Ciel resides in the heart of Sarasota's cultural arts district. Priced from the $800,000s. Nancy Betty & Nell Leffel, 955-3034 & 866-442-6636. PRESTANCIA All the elements for the perfect home & lifestyle. TPC stadium course & lake views. Includes chef's kitchen, large rooms, caged pool & spa in a private setting. $799,900. Saint Cacchiotti & Gail Wittig, 356-8007. #219827 NEWEST, THIRD LARGEST maintenance-free residence in Villa Palmeraa & the only one with 3-car garage. Looks and shows like new. Views of golf course & flowing creek. $449,500. Mark Kane, 349-3444 or 928-6146. #221625 YOUR MAINTENANCE-FREE LIFESTYLE Three to 4BR residence w/ lake view is nicely updated in Prestancia. $424,900. Valerie Woodger, 951-6660 or 376-6076. #218827 TOWLES COURT ART COLONY Small jewel of a 1926 craftsman era bungalow, refurbished outside. Historical designation. Charming home and art gallery with original wood floors, wood-burning fireplace. $369,000. Susan McLeod, 388-4447 or 951-2541. #220044

HIDDEN OAKS Spectacular setting on 1 acre. Solid brick 3BR home with open floor plan, split bedrooms & enclosed pool & lanai. $349,900. Karen Kunz, 388-4447 or 954-3656. #221650 NORMAN ROCKWELL PICTURE PERFECT. Front porch with huge overhanging trees, inviting rooms with original wood floors, and traditional fireplace. Fabulous guesthouse in tropical setting with pool. $349,000. Barbara C. Dumbaugh, 388-4447 or 350-3743. #220884 TURTLE ROCK New Lee Wetherington construction loaded with upgrades including 17" tile, crown mouldings, Corian counters, and paver drive. $335,000. Barbara Brady & Kay Barberio, 951-6660 or 921-7872 #221192 UPSCALE 2BR HOME + den in intimate, gated community, cook's kitchen, coffered ceilings, custom fireplace, & 2-car garage. Pavered patio & courtyard. $330,000. Diane Gregory, 388-4447 or 504-2993. #218752 NEWLY COMPLETED HOME IN TURTLE ROCK Maintenance-free Lee Wetheringon home. Three BR plus den, crown moulding, paver drive and Corian counters. $319,000. Susan Mitchell, 951-6660. #221466 SERENE WOODED PRESERVE & lush landscaping surround immaculately-maintained 3BR plus den home in tranquil Deer Creek. Split great room plan with dramatic vaulted ceilings and fireplace. $314,000. Marilyn S. Brown, 388-4447 or 377-6215. #216299 DOWNTOWN BAY VIEWS Why maintain a large home when you can have guest suites, dining & meeting rooms, media center & health club? $249,000. Ann Martin, 388-4447 or 953-7717. #219328 FABULOUS CHANDLERS FORDE SPACIOUS CONDO in The Meadows. Cathedral ceilings, new kitchen with granite counters and 3rd BR equipped for office. $249,000. Judy & Bill Nimz, 951-6660 or 374-0196. #221236 MOTE RANCH GEM Less than 1yr. young with builder warranty remaining. Three BR plus office Lennar Biscayne great room plan with gourmet kitchen, volume ceilings and security system. $232,500. Stephanie Church, 941-951-6660. #220898 SIESTA KEY GRAND MEDITERRANEAN-STYLE 5BR home to be built & ready by Christmas 2003. Full bay views front & rear and seawall dockage available on both sides of lot. Home could still be customized by buyer. $4,850,000. Andy and Magda Franklin, 349-3444 or 504-0205. #221557 LIDO & BIRD KEYS, & DOWNTOWN VIEWS Three BR courtyard home on Big Pass, plus rental units. 16,000 sq. ft. property zoned RMF-2. Fabulous opportunity, close to Siesta Village. $1,995,000. Judy Greene, 349-3444 or 925-7757. #221333 GLAMOUROUS WATERFRONT SHOWPLACE New 4BR pool home boasts a splendid kitchen, family room & sumptuous master suite. The home opens beautifully. Sailboat water dock. $1,599,000. Linda Roe Dickinson, 388-4447 or 350-3304. #215721 DEEPWATER BOATING COMMUNITY with private dock in a tropical setting. Remodeled 3-level home with an all-new kitchen and numerous upgrades. $895,000. Sheldon Paley, 614-266-0210. #221520 SOMERSET CAY - NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION Informal sophistication of luxurious island living on tranquil lagoon on South Siesta Key. 17 residences with outstanding floor plans, 2,237 to 2,558 square feet, semi-private elevators, boat docks & cabanas. From the $700,000s. Kimberly White & Janice Gross, 312-9242. NEAR CRESCENT BEACH Just a short walk from Siesta Key's Crescent Beach, this spacious 3BR townhome would be a great 2nd home or rental. $424,000. Sue Broughton, 951-6660 or 356-6490. #218852 SPACIOUS SIESTA KEY HOME Four BRs plus office, generous rooms & closet space. A short distance from the beach on a quiet street. $379,000. Stacy Liljeberg, 349-3444 or 544-6103. #221065 GREAT BEACH COTTAGE on north Siesta. Light, bright and open. Two screened lanais, skylights, ceramic tile in living room, dining room & kitchen. Great price for Siesta Key. $339,000. Gene Cooke, 388-4447 or 780-0964. #217911 FIRST FLOOR UNIT ON SIESTA KEY Beautifully remodeled & turnkey furnished 2BR in Harbor Towers. New appliances, Corian, tile throughout. Screened lanai overlooks marina & Intracoastal Waterway. Wonderful in-house rental program.$319,900. Jenny Kolar, 951-6660 or 374-0969. #219006 PERFECT SUNSETS. Gulf, Turtle Beach and Sarasota Bay views from wellmaintained 8 unit complex with private boat dock, garage & separate storage. New carpet and paint inside & out. $286,900. Tom R. Delaney, 388-4447 or 387-3990. #219007 CASEY KEY CASEY KEY Over one acre, Gulf to bay on peninsula bay lot of over 300 ft. Vintage cottage with protected boat basin, dock and private beach. $3,290,000. Annette and Albert Ayers, 966-8000 or 966-6440. #221291

SARASOTA'S SHANGRILA The elegant home is designed to maximize breathtaking Gulf views. Grand estate beckons like a private oasis. Elegant 11 room residence with two pools, waterfall & private grotto. $11,900,000. Mary Ann Pipes, Jeff Granston & Pat Landsberg, 383-7591 or 756-5234. #207869

IRRESISTIBLE 3 BR BEACH HOME near the Village. Mediterranean flair with bamboo & Mexican tile flooring. Elevator, 2-car garage & direct beach access complete this opportune investment. $900,000. Judi Summers, 951-6660 or 302-3238. #216450

FABULOUS BAY VIEW Beautifully updated 9th floor downtown condo in popular 888 building. Corian kitchen, upgraded carpet, wood floors & new appliances. Near Ritz & Van Wezel. $399,000. Wayne and Penny Sanders, 966-8000 or 923-5895. #215747

BRADENTON & EAST COUNTY WATERFRONT TOWNHOUSE with private dock. Across from the beach with no bridge to bay. In excellent condition with 2,800 sq. ft. of living space. $469,000. Bibi-Ann Allard, 951-6660 or 685-0422. #221853 RIVER CLUB Executive 2-story, 5BR pool home on a lush preserve lot. Traditional floor plan with Florida-style. Lovely family neighborhood. $489,000. Janis Collier, 951-6660 or 321-9046. #221831 FIVE LOVELY ACRES with barn, paddocks and pasture areas. Home offers 3 large BRs, vaulted family room and gorgeous designer kitchen. $425,000. M. Scott Spencer, Realtor, 951-6660 or 350-0029. #221602

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GRAND BAY The grandest of them all, corner Antigua unit with panoramic views of Sarasota Bay & Gulf for ultimate sunrises & sunsets. $1,550,000. Bobbie Banan, 388-4447 or 356-2659. #217105

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A hard-hitting editorial in a recent Longboat Observer (May 30), entitled “Zoning: Rules aren’t rules,” raises a number of interesting questions about arbitrariness in the application of zoning laws. Many feel that property owners should be able to use their property as they desire, so long as such use does not detract or interfere with the enjoyment of property owned by others — but abolishing zoning laws, it was said, could “lead to pig farms, Circle Ks and peep shows on our Key.” (So, what’s the bad news?) But self-interest and common sense, the editorial argued, will keep people from raising chickens ... I disagree. For several years I have favored raising chickens by Longboaters so inclined. After years of living on a small Vermont farm, I am prepared to testify that chickens are far more interesting, useful, attractive and sensible than most other pets. Half a dozen hens will keep a family supplied with eggs and, occasionally, with chicken soup. (Old saying: Chicken soup means either a child is sick or a chicken was sick.) Chickens will

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stay on one’s own property with just a little training and devour roaches, ants and other bugs “like a hen on a June bug.” Chickens and humans have lived together for thousands of years. Worldwide, chicken is the most important source of cheap animal protein. Chickens can adapt to a wide range of climates and diets. Chinese chickens live on broken rice, Western chickens mostly on corn, or barley, potatoes, oats, fish scraps ... anything organic. Chicken manure is a marvelous fertilizer, thinly distributed, naturally, or composted (unlike useless dog and cat manure). Three generations of peacocks come occasionally to our back door for a handout (dry cat food) when they are hungry. And peahens nest in our plantings when sitting on eggs. The village is home for 50 to 70 peafowl year round. So why not chickens? But peafowl are beautiful and a tourist-pleasing attraction, it is argued. While many of us find ordinary Rhode Island Reds beautiful, there are many breeds of chicken that most agree are incredibly beautiful. For years I included in my Vermont flock a plentiful number of Chilean Arac’anas that were not only colorful, but lay a variety of pastel colored eggs. Chickens are noisy, is another complaint. Not so. Cockerels are noisy, but only around sunrise. They are nowhere near as noisy as peacocks, but we can forego cockerels until sometime down the road. (In many cities in the world, from Rome to Bangkok, tourists are awakened by cocks crowing). Locals do not hear them (accommodation). What is the law? It is not clear. A long, interesting discussion with a well-informed senior official in Longboat’s zoning department (she asked to be kept anonymous) raised many questions,

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Free roaming chickens stay at home. Surely Longboaters would want to experience this joy. some already resolved in other Florida cities. In Tallahassee, an animal could be kept if it was a pet and had a name. (In Vermont we had a 600-pound pig named Marge that the kids rode). Longboat Key’s code specifies “fowl” as prohibited — but peafowl are tolerated. Go figure. The code allows generally-accepted “animals who share the dwelling.” If chickens are housed on the patio or in the garage, are they sharing the dwelling? They even could be kept in the bathtub, which, according to Andy Rooney, no one uses anymore. Key West, as visitors quickly learn, is home to hundreds of chickens who roam freely in the town and who are protected by local custom and defenders of animal rights. Their ancestors came with the early Spanish explorers. But is it too hot for chickens in our Florida climate? Professor A. Cahaner of the Rehovot Institute near Tel Aviv, Israel, has produced a genetically modified chicken that is redskinned and has no feathers. The new nude broiler-roaster-layer will retail for less because it will grow faster in hot weather and will not require air conditioning and expensive plucking. Chicken-feed consumption will decrease,

as no food will be wasted growing feathers. At least two major American chicken producers are interested. One of them is already making plans to raise the birds outdoors to see if they will sun-tan in ordinary sunlight, producing an oven-ready bird that is already a mouth-watering brown. The other producer is experimenting with applying a garlic-soybased coating spray on the birds as they grow, so that they can be sold ready-marinated. Because these naked birds tolerate hot weather, it is possible that they will lay soft-boiled eggs, saving costs in a world that is short on fuel. (For regular eggs, cracked ice must be available). Because of Longboats’ blue-nosed attitude toward nudity on our beaches, it may be necessary to prohibit the naked chickens from sun bathing on the beach and otherwise corrupting the morals of seagulls and pelicans. But people of good will should be able to reason together and find a way to accommodate those of us who want to raise a few of these wonderful birds.

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Bay Isles Medical Associates, P.A. Official Notice announces that, effective July 3, 2002, Dr. Pamela Letts will no longer be practicing medicine at its Bay Isles Medical Clinic. Dr. Letts will be relocating her practice. Arrangements are being made by Bay Isles Medical Associates, P.A. to continue to provide the quality medical care at the Bay Isles Medical Clinic that the residents and visitors of Longboat Key are accustomed to. Due to staff vacations, the clinic will be closed for the remainder of June and should be re-opening the first week of July. Please be advised that all patient records, including x-rays, will continue to be maintained on the premises of the clinic. If you require a copy of your records before the clinic re-opens, please call 383-8843 and leave a message with the pertinent information. As with past clinic vacation closures, emergency refills of prescriptions for established patients of Bay Isles Medical Clinic are available by going to your local pharmacy and asking the pharmacist to call 383-8843 for authorization. During our vacation closure, if Bay Isles Medical Clinic patients would like to see a physician, we recommend Dr. Carlstrom at St. Armands Medical Center or Sarasota Memorial Hospital Emergency Care Center. Bay Isles Medical Associates, P.A. appreciates the trust and patronage of our patients. We will continue to strive to furnish the high quality medical care our patients require and deserve.

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Anemia does not discriminate Anemia is the most prevalent disease in the entire world. It is present in all countries, from the most developed industrially to those of the Third World. It is found in all age groups, from infancy through old age, and is caused by a variety of factors. According to normal standards set by the World Health Organization, the hemoglobin concentration per one hundred cubic centimeter in blood is set at 13 grams in men, 12 grams in females and 11 grams in pregnant women. Values

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Microcytic anemia For purposes of classification and treatment, anemia is divided into three groups, although it is possible for a person to have one or more forms of anemia present at the same time. This nomenclature is based on the size of the red blood cell. The first of the three, and the most common, is microcytic

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Normacytic anemia The second type of anemia is called normacytic anemia. This type of anemia has normal-sized red blood cells but the total number is reduced. The causes of normacytic anemia are multiple and include inadequate red or abnormal blood cell synthesis or excessive red blood cell destruction. With this anemia, the bone marrow produces red blood cells, but the quantity is insufficient to meet the normal requirements. Normacytic anemia results from various hereditary abnormalities, chronic infections, inflammatory diseases and cancer. Some of these diseases include sickle cell disease, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, chronic liver disease, hormonal disorders and chronic kidney failure. Treatment for normacytic anemia is much more difficult

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There are three basic ways in which dentists whiten teeth. The first, performed in the dentist’s chair, involves coating the teeth with a 10% hydrogen peroxide solution and activating its whitening power with a high output light. As a result, teeth usually lighten about 3-5 shades. Then, there is dentistsupervised home whitening, which involves the use of a custom-fitted tray that the patient uses to introduce the whitening solution to the teeth. The tray is worn either for a few hours during the day or overnight. Patients will notice whiter teeth after a few sessions. And, lastly, there is a laser tooth whitening, which uses a laser to activate the whitening solution to whiten the tooth enamel. The results are immediate and dramatic.

anemia. In this type of anemia, the red blood cells are smaller than normal. The major cause of microcytic anemia is iron deficiency. Anemia caused by iron deficiency may be present in all persons including infants, children, adults, child-bearing females, as well as older persons. This deficiency may be due to nutritional factors, such as iron-poor diets of cereal and milk or a strict vegetarian diet. In addition, a slow but constant loss of blood due to bleeding from an organ will also cause anemia in time. In many cases, with the symptoms discussed previously, persons with poor eating habits and women who are menstruating heavily, the physician is able to make a straightforward diagnosis. Treatment with oral iron supplements will generally improve a person’s symptoms within two weeks, although it may take up to two months to reestablish a normal red blood count. In other instances, it is necessary to find and cure the cause of blood loss, as with a small bleeding ulcer that requires treatment for the ulcer as well as iron therapy.


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below these standards are considered to be in the anemic category. The red blood cell that contains hemoglobin is created from stem cells in the bone marrow. While the stem cells form other cells as well, the red blood cells are continuously produced in quantities more than 10 to 500 times the quantity of other bone marrow cells. Red blood cells, alone, do not reproduce and have a finite life of three to four months. The function of the red blood cell in blood is to absorb oxygen from the lungs, discharge carbon dioxide and to distribute this oxygen to all of the body tissues. Any significant decrease in the normal red blood count will cause a variety of symptoms in the individual. These range from weakness, fatigue, rapid heart beat, drowsiness and pallor. In some serious cases, a sudden blood loss may induce a heart attack or stroke in a previously compromised person.

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than that of iron deficiency anemia because the many of causes of normacytic anemia are genetic or have to do with chronic illnesses that are difficult to treat but when treatments are effective the anemia can be cured.

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Macrocytic anemia The third type of anemia is called macrocytic anemia. The hallmark of this anemia is red blood cells that are 10% to 20% larger than normal, however, the total count is below the normal limits. Normally, macrocytic anemia is due to vitamin B12 and folic acid deficiencies, although some chronic stomach and bowel diseases may produce the larger blood cell anemia as well. Macrocytic anemia may be quite serious, causing neurological defects and mental disorders even prior to the recognition of the anemia. In older persons the absorption of Vitamin B12 may be reduced, while in some others, a dietary deficiency in folic acid is responsible. Treatment with vitamin B12 and folic acid is usually curative but it may be necessary to continue these supplements orally or by injection for the life span of these individuals. In today’s modern medicine, a simple diagnosis of anemia should be no longer acceptable to the patient. An understanding of the type of anemia that an individual has, increases his or her knowledge of the situation. Different types of anemia require different treatments and this information allows patients to be better participants in their own health care. Most kinds of anemia may be correctable by the proper diagnosis and treatment by one’s physician. Dr. Murray Friedman, M.D., Ph.D, is a retired physician from Illinois. He received his doctorate in microbiology from Yale University and his medical degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He currently works part time for the Senior Friendship Centers in Sarasota. ❑

On the Key CPR, AED, Fire Extinguisher Classes — are offered to residents, condos and businesses of Longboat Key by the Longboat Key Fire/Rescue. Free. Call 316-1944 for schedule. The Education Center — offers health and wellness programs at 5360 Gulf of Mexico Drive. It will be closed until October but a brochure with its new schedule will be available in September. Details, 383-8811. ••••••• “Cataracts” Lecture — Dr. Harris Silverman will discuss cataracts and narrate a video of an actual cataract surgery at 3:15 p.m. Thursday, June 27, at The Eye Associates, 6002 Pointe W. Boulevard, Bradenton. Free. Details, 7922020. National HIV Testing Day — will be held Thursday, June 27. Anonymous testing will be offered from 1 to 8 p.m. at The AIDS Manasota Office, 1844 17th St., Suite C102, Sarasota; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at South County Resource Center, 7810 S. Tamiami Trail, Building A., Venice. Free. Details, 954-6011. “Macular Degeneration” — New Technology & Treatment” Lecture — Dr. Jeffrey Kasper will discuss latest developments in the diagnosis and treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration and Photodynamic Therapy at 1


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2002-2003 School Year Immunizations — Noon to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 2 and Aug. 6, at Faith Baptist Church, 6901 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota. Noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 10 and Aug. 4., at Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. From noon to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays, July 23 and Aug. 27, at First Baptist Church of Osprey, 265 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey. Details, 927-9000, Ext. 32101. Family Service Center, 2400 Colson Ave., Sarasota: 8 a.m. to noon, 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. second and fourth Tuesday; and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday. Details, 361-6934. Hearing Screening — will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 8, at the Deaf Service Center, 5107 14th St. W., Bradenton. Free. Appointments, 758-2539. Budget-Wise Healthy Cooking — “Cooking From Your Pantry” class will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Center for Healthy Aging. Free. RSVP, 556-3215. Diabetic Education Classes — a three-day session will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, July 15 to 17, at Manatee Memorial Hospital Education Complex. Details, 745-7570. Diabetes Education — “Diabetes and Impotence” program with Dr. Joshua T. Green will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 22, at Sarasota Memorial’s Diabetes Treatment Services, Room 4D, 1700 S. Tamiami Trail. RSVP, 917-7777. Budget-Wise Healthy Cooking — “Using Summer Fruits & Vegetables” class will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Free. RSVP, 556-3215. ❑

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If your organization would like to have meetings or events publicized, mail or fax the information at least one week in advance to The Longboat Observer, Box 8100, Longboat Key 34228; fax: 383-7193 or email to All announcements must be typed, include hour and date of meeting, complete address of meeting place and a telephone reference number. To ensure accuracy, no telephone calls. Deadline is the previous Tuesday, 5 p.m.

on the Key “Sunset Stroll on the Circle” — St. Armands Fourth Friday Walk will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 28, at St. Armands Circle. Enjoy the extended store hours, live entertainment, wine and food tasting. Details, 388-1554. Saturday at the Sanctuary — discover how the Sanctuary’s permanently injured birds have been saved at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary. Free. RSVP, 388-4444. Loggerhead Turtle Beach Walk at Dawn — sponsored by the Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club, will be held at 6:15 a.m. Sunday, June 30, on north Longboat Key. Join Longboat Key Turtle Watch volunteer, Freda Perrotta, for an annual two-mile search for Loggerhead turtle crawl marks. Fee is $5. RSVP with Mary by June 28 at 746-6563. Ladybirds-Ladybugs — Longboat Key Garden Club’s youth program will be held

at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Claudia, 383-8339.

Freedom Fest 2002 — an old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration, will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Bayfront Park Recreation Center. Featured will be a children’s parade, kids’ games, dunk tank, Honor Guard, live band and softball game between Police-Fire/Rescue and the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce. Details, 387-9519. Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — meets for a breakfast meeting at 7:30 a.m. every Thursday at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. Details, 383-5050. Rotary Club of Longboat Key — meets at 12:15 p.m. Fridays for lunch at Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort. Lunch is $10. Marilyn Bezner, 387-0706, or Marge or Pete Cypher, 475-4805. Peli-Boat — educational tours are offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursdays, and from noon to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays and Saturdays (depending on the weather). Tours depart from the Holiday Inn Marina. Cost ranges from $5.25 to $20. Details, 388-4444. The Selby Public Library Bookmobile — will be at the Longboat Library, located at 555 Bay Isles Road, from 1:15 to 2 p.m. every Monday. Fishing Tournament for the Physically Challenged — (Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival) will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, at the Outboard Club, City Island. David Allen Jr., 365-1770.

social events Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival — is hosted by the Suncoast Foundation for the Handicapped. The Kick Off Gala will be held from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Sahib Shrine Center. Tickets are $100. World Largest Offshore Party will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at the Hyatt, Sarasota. Tickets are $15. Details, 371-2827.

public events Patriotic Sunday — will be celebrated by the First United Methodist Church at its 10:55 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 30, at 104 S. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Details, 955-0935. Royal American Circus — show will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Manatee Convention and Civic Center. Admission is $10. Details, 722-3244. Block Party — (Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival) will be held from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at 5 Points to Gulfstream Avenue. Details, 371-2827. A Tropical 4th of July — will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Selby Gardens Bayfront. Admission is free for children under 12, $15 for members and $20 for adults. Details, 366-5731, Ext. 259. Video and Discussion — on “Race Unity — America’s Most Challenging Issues” will be held at 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at 505 30th Ave. W., Bradenton. Program is sponsored by the Baha’i Faith of Manatee County. Details, 741-4922. Summer Book Sale — will be held from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, June 27, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at the Fruitville Library, 100 Coburn Road, Sarasota. Details, 861-2502. Storm Preparedness Display — is featured

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Learn about permanently injured birds at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary. Pictured above is a willet, a shorebird. from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday through Thursday, and from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday through September at Florida House Learning Center, Display Room. Free. Details, 316-1200. Independence Day Party — St. John’s United Methodist Church will host a party for youths from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at 6611 Proctor Road, Sarasota. Free. Krista Mulhollen, 926-4417. Summer Photographic Exhibition — by the Senior Friendship Center members will be featured from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through Sept. 11 at the Senior Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way. Virginia Sanders, 383-3659.

sporting events Snorkel in the Gulf — at Point of Rocks will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, June 27. Cost for American Littoral Society members is $4 and $6 for nonmembers. RSVP, 3552291. Golf Tournament — (Suncoast Offshore

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Waste Management of Manatee County will not be picking up recycling or garbage on Independence Day, Thursday, July 4th, 2002. THURSDAY’S RECYCLING and GARBAGE will be picked up on the SATURDAY AFTER the holiday WHICH IS July 6th. Thank you and enjoy a safe weekend!!

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Grand Prix Festival) will tee off at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Heritage Harbour, Stoneybrook, 7115 S.R. 64, East Bradenton. Details, 365-1770. Kayak Trip — from Caspersen Beach to Lemon Bay, will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, June 29. Cost for American Littoral Society members is $20 and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP with John, 966-7308.

Second Gettel Toyota Kia Golf Tournament — benefiting Hope Family Services, will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, June 30, at River Wilderness Golf and Country Club, One Wilderness Blvd., Parrish. Tickets are $125. Details, 756-5511, Ext. 123. Sarasota Red Sox Spirit Night — (Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival) gates open at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Ed Smith Stadium. Details, 365-1770. Bed Races and Parade of Boats — (Suncoast Offshore Grand Prix Festival) races will be held at 2 p.m. and parade will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, July 4, on Main Street, Sarasota. Details, 371-2827. Quiet Kayak — on Little Sarasota Bay/Palmer Point from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 4. Cost for American Littoral Society members is $20 and $25 for nonmembers. John, 966-7308. Adult Volleyball — games are held at 7 p.m. Mondays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Details, 778-3390.

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5 p.m. Sundays through July 27. Admission is $4 for kids, $5 for seniors and $6 for adults. Details, 906-1851.

Fur Fun Summer Camp — Humane Society of Sarasota County Inc., 2331 15th St., Sarasota. Session 1: June 24 to 27. Shannon Koch, 955-4131, Ext. 309. Selby Public Library — “Color Your World with Books” (ages 6 to 12), 2 p.m. July 2. Windell Campbell will entertain (puppeteer) at 10 a.m. Friday, June 28. “Sunset Family Storytime” (all ages), 7 to 8 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays. Free. Pre-School Storytime, ages 3 to 5, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, also at 10 and at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Not-Two-Young For a Story, up to 3 years, 11:15 a.m. Wednesdays, also at 10 a.m. and at 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. Details, 316-1181, Ext. 243. South Manatee Branch Library — School age program, 2 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Details, 755-3892.


Job Club — meets at 1 p.m. Mondays at the Educational Facility of the Women’s Resource Center, 1926 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Details, 747-6797. Sun Coast Yacht Club — meets at 7:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month, except December, at the Bayshore Gardens Clubhouse, Bradenton. Richard, 924-3862. Writing Your Personal/Family History Course — free and ongoing, is held at 1 p.m. Mondays at The Friendship Center, 1888 Brother Geenen Way, Sarasota. Details, 955-0530. Sarasota Christian Women’s Club II — will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, at Michael’s On East. Music will be provided by Christina and Stephanie Lee and Barbi Kaerchek will speak. Cost is $14. RSVP, 927-8186, 923-6817. Florida West Coast Bead Society — will

meet at 7 p.m. on the first Monday of each month at the Waldemere Fire Station, 2070 Waldemere St., Sarasota. Tonya Castleman Zoutes,

Sarasota After Five — meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at Primo’s Restaurant. Details, 377-1924. Association of Retired Attorneys — meets at various times, usually on the fourth Friday of each month, at various restaurants. James F. Schoener, 966-6920. Under-50 Women’s Mah Jongg Group — meets at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Flanzer Jewish Community Center. Cost is $2. Audra, 378-5569. Lunch Bunch — meets at 11:45 a.m. Wednesdays at Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County, 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. RSVP, 366-1700. Sarasota Bay Parrot Head Club — meets from 6 to 9 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month at Hurricane Bob’s. Lenore Leopold, 552-3044. Singles on the Go Travel Club Inc. — “Fireworks, Food and Fun on Tampa Bay Aboard the Starlight Princess” day trip will be Thursday, July 4. Cost is $55. Teresa, 795-3900. Manatee River Christian Women’s Club — will meet for “Let Freedom Ring” brunch 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at El

Conquistador Country Club. Barbi Kaercher is the speaker. RSVP by June 28, 795-2300.

classes/seminars Contractors’ State Certified License Exam Preparation Course — will be offered by the KCC Estimating & Construction Services Inc., Sarasota, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 1, at 1849 Vamo Drive, Sarasota. Details, 966-7047. State of the Tourism Industry in Sarasota County — a listening session, conducted by destination strategist Nichols Gilstrap, will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, at Selby Public Library. Details, 861-5294. Anna Maria Island Community Center — offers these classes: Adult Dance/Exercise, Aerobics, Ballroom Dancing, Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, Bridge Lessons, Irish Dance, Karate, Line Dancing, Muscles and MORE, Pilates, Qi-Gong, Sewing Group, Stepping Stones: Stained Glass, Tap, Total Body Conditioning, Wellness for Seniors and Yoga/Dance. Cost varies. For schedule, call 778-1908. Yoga — is offered by the Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota County from 9 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at 340 S. Tuttle Ave., Sarasota. Fee is $5. RSVP, 366-1700. ❑


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It’s read everywhere

It’s read everywhere While touring Provence, France, Lloyd and JoAnn Devigne of Longboat Key discovered they were booked into the same hotel in Avignon as Jean Martin of Longboat Key and her sisters, Dorma West of Fremont, N.H., and Martha Stouky of Jamestown, S.C. They all took a break from touring to read The Longboat Observer together. Pictured are Jean Martin, left, Dorma West, Martha Stouky and JoAnn and Lloyd Devigne.

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TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING JULY 8, 2002 - 7:00 PM Notice is hereby given that the Longboat Key Town Commission will hold second reading and public hearing on Ordinance 02-07 on July 8, 2002, commencing at 7:00 PM in the SunTrust Bank Community Meeting Room, Second Floor, 510 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, Florida. ORDINANCE 02-07 AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 158: ZONING CODE OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA, AMENDING SECTION 158.145. SCHEDULE OF LOT, YARD AND BULK REGULATIONS, BY ADDING TO THE SCHEDULE FOOTNOTE (H) THAT SETS FORTH THE CONDITIONS APPLICABLE WITHIN THE “SPECIAL CANAL WATERFRONT YARD OVERLAY DISTRICT”; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF ALL ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE. The proposed ordinance may be inspected at the Office of the Town Clerk, 501 Bay Isles Road, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The proposed amendment will affect property within the corporate boundaries of the Town of Longboat Key as shown on the map appearing at the bottom of this advertisement. All interested persons may appear at the meeting and be heard with respect to this document.

Leonard and Molly Schechter and their regular read, The Longboat Observer, are pictured in front of Kahal Kadosh Beth Alohim Synagogue, or Holy Congregation House of God, in Charleston, S.C. The synagogue, the birthplace of Reform Judaism in the United States, is the oldest temple in continuous use in the United States and the oldest surviving Reform Congregation in the world.

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Jacquelyn Finkelman Jacquelyn Finkelman, 78, of Longboat Key, died June 19. She was born Feb. 22, 1924, in Cincinnati and came here 23 years ago. She was a registered nurse. She was a member of Temple Beth Israel, Hadassah and the Audubon Society. Her survivors include her husband of 58 years, Bernard A.; two daughters, Linda S. and Martha K., both of Washington, D.C.; two sons, William A. and Thomas S., both of Cincinnati; a sister, Merle J. Stern of Cincinnati; and three grandchildren. A graveside service was held Friday, June 21, at Palms Memorial Park. Toale Brothers Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, was in charge. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, FL 34228; or to American Heart Association, P.O. Box 21475, St. Petersburg, FL 33742.

Services All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, will offer Holy Eucharist at 9 a.m. Sunday. Holy Eucharist and Healing or Morning Prayer also will be offered at 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Downs Spitler, interim rector, will officiate. 383-8161. St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive, will hold a contemporary worship service at 9 a.m. and a traditional service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Youth and Adult Sunday School is at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Eric P. Wogen will officiate. 388-1234. St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, will hold a Saturday Mass at 5 p.m. and Sunday Masses at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. Daily Masses are held at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday. The Rev. Edward Pick is the pastor of the church. 383-1255. Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, will hold a Friday Shabbat Service at 5:30 p.m. Saturday Shabbat Service is at 10 a.m. Rabbi Michael Eisenstat will officiate at both services, assisted by Joseph Spinella, cantorial soloist/music director. 383-3428. The Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Worship services will be held at 8:30 a.m. (informal) and at 10 a.m. (traditional) Sunday. The Rev. Jim Marsh, interim minister, will officiate. 383-6491.

The faiths of our fathers: Sts. John, Peter and Paul This week’s Longboat Observer falls at a time when the Catholic calendar is observing the feast days of some important saints. Monday was the feast of St. John the Baptizer; then on Saturday we commemorate the holy apostles, Peter and Paul. So, at this time the church pauses to honor three holy individuals who lived at Christ’s time, who actually knew the Lord personally and who are considered legendary heroes of our faith today. John the Baptizer, the Precursor, the one who prepared the way for Christ. Peter, the Rock, the visible foundation on which Christ built his church, and Paul, the zealous missionary who brought Christianity to the Gentiles. So, here we have these three famous saints. Today their names are household words, at least in Christian homes, but in their day you couldn’t imagine three more unattractive characters. John, the Baptizer — his home was the desert; he wore a covering of camel’s hair and a leathern garment around his loins; his feed was locusts and wild honey. When you think of it, he must have appeared quite frightening — this antisocial, unkempt, sunbaked desert hermit. Nor could Peter and Paul be considered charming, irresistible personalities. One ancient manuscript describes Paul as short, bowlegged, losing his hair, his eyebrows joined together and his nose hooked. Combine this with the fact that he had a rather bloody reputation as an early persecutor of Christians — any have the description of a man most likely not to succeed as an apostle. And look what the Gospels have to say about Peter — very impetuous, boastful, overconfident, always saying the wrong thing at the wrong time ... even to the point of denying Christ during the Passion. So, on the surface of things, none of these men had very much going for them. In the eyes of the world they might be considered losers, weak instruments. But where the world is impressed by superficialities, God’s test of character penetrates

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to the heart. And that is what these holy souls possessed: soft, pliable hearts. They realized their limitations; they realized they were just weak instruments and so they just surrendered themselves to God’s grace. They let God take over. They opened their hearts and said: “Whatever I can do for you, Lord, I’ll gladly do it; just say the word. If you want me to live in the desert, I’ll do it. If you want me to parade up and down in front of Herod’s palace — calling him an adulturer and a murderer — I’ll do it. If you want me to suffer shipwrecks, stoning, imprisonment, I’ll do it. If you want me to travel to the other side of the world to preach the gospel, I’ll do it. If you want me to suffer martyrdom, to have my head cut off or to be crucified upside down, I’ll do it. Just say the word!” No questions asked, no complaints, no excuses. Now contrast this attitude with so many we see today. We are always hearing remarks like: “O sure, I live our religion, but do I have to go to Mass every Sunday?” Or, “I go along with most of what you say, but the church’s sexual code is just too strict for me.” And, “This rule of no divorce, the same husband and wife for a lifetime, that’s just too impractical and old-fashioned,” or, “I don’t mind coming to church but I get tired of all the emphasis on charity and giving,” or, “I accept most of what you say, but I can’t go this confession route,” etc. What strikes you about this attitude? That these people want religion but they want it on their own terms, not on God’s terms. They want God to conform to them — not the other way around. They want the convenient, beautiful side of faith but not the difficult side. They want the consolations of religion but they do not want the cross. And so it has been a long time since the age of the apostles and early martyrs. The church has experienced many changes during that time. But the substance of the faith remains and the unifying element, namely the cross, remains. Over the years, the cross has meant different things to different people, but for us in the 21st century it means one thing: doing the will of God — putting God’s will over our will. And that can be a very difficult cross: swallowing our pride, sublimating our selfishness — putting God’s will ahead of our own. Although it is now many years since the days of these early heroes, we still can not find more brilliant examples than the lives of St. John the Baptizer, and Sts. Peter and Paul.

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BIRD KEY $518,000 360 oo V irtual View View Wonderful garden home, four full bedrooms, office with bath. Modestly remodeled. South exposure from this lovely home. Pool with large deck offer entertainment. MLS#218877 STEVEN C. KEPECZ 941-924-9000

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JUNE 27, 2002

Photos by Lusya Sullivan

The adventurers get a brief break and have a watergun fight.

FAMILY ADVENTURE The Martins of Longboat Key and their visiting family spend a morning enjoying nature and each other as they group-work. BY LUSYA SULLIVAN Staff Writer

From left, Jeane and Bill Martin, Christine Bray, Jennifer, Walter, Will and John Wright meet the challenge of walking on slabs.

Jennifer Wright holds her son, Walter, as they play a hand game which utilizes both sides of the brain.

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“It really was a blast!” exclaimed tired but satisfied Jeane Martin as she sipped her sparkling juice. Jeane and Bill Martin of Longboat Key, their daughter, Jennifer, her husband, John Wright, and their sons, Will and Walter, of Fort Smith, Ark., and Christine Bray, Jennifer’s childhood friend from Cumming, Ga., went out hunting for John Ringling’s treasure, an expedition conducted by Adventure Visions on the morning of June 12. The adventure was “something to entertain my grandkids,” said Bill. But Bernie Walsh, one of the two leaders, points out that although Adventure Visions does work with kids, this type of an adventure is not focused on children, although they are taken into consideration. Brothers Will and Walter Wright Adventure Visions, a treated this squirrel to a cracker. company started by Don Bickel about two years ago, is taken from Adventure Team Racing, which is an expedition-style racing where winning depends on all party members cooperating. Initially, the company focused on team-building adventures for corporations, focusing on trust, problem solving and learning how to work as a group. The company has worked locally with Bayfront Park Recreation Center, The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota, YMCA and Sarasota Boys and Girls Club. Corporations liked it so much that they requested family outings as well. “We were surprised at the family response,” says Walsh. “After 9.11 there was a surge in both corporate and family groups,” he adds. Bickel and Walsh met the explorers — five adults and two children — at South Lido Park. “The focus is to come together, be together, laugh together,” said Bickel. “This is not like Disney where you come together and whoosh, all go in separate directions,” segues Walsh. “We’re real big on this work-together thing,” he adds. “This is a big-guy adventure, but they’ll need your help because they don’t really know how to hunt treasures,” whispers Walsh to the Wright boys. The kids know more about treasure hunting “because everyday is an adventure for children,” says Bernie. He should know, he has three of his own. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2B


Adventure CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1B After receiving the instructions, the group went for a short beach walk, got in their kayaks and paddled away in search of their treasure passport. The kayaks used by the Adventure Visions have hard-backed seats and provide great back support, which is important because many people on Longboat Key are older and will need it, points out Walsh. Having gotten a feel for the kayaks, the group comes ashore for its first challenge. The seven of them have to walk together on two wooden slabs, which have ropes attached. The slabs have to come along with them and if one person falls off, they have to start over. “This is gonna take us forever,” said Will after the slabs have been moved back at least two times. At this point Bill decides to give some advice, “You have to say 1, 2, 3, right, up. Not 1, 2, 3, up, right.” “OK, the CEO is in charge,” quips John. But by working together they finally make it and get their passport — compasses and directions. Grabbing extra water, they head back to the kayaks — it’s hunting time. After navigating through mangrove trails, looking for clues to

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Now we are three While independent bookstores are an endangered species, St. Armands’ Circle Books continues to defy that trend. This July marks its third year — three years in which co-owners Debra Stowell and Eric Lamboley have given us both a fine selection of books by many of the authors who wrote them. As Randy Wayne White put it, Circle Books is “one of the truly great book stores.” We couldn’t have said it better ourselves.

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The National Youth Orchestra Festival will continue through Saturday, June 29 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. Audiences will get to hear some great performances; the young musicians will get a great workout. While the students are new to the scene, the music they play usually isn’t. The exception is the “ASCAP Chamber Music Concert” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27. This features performances of original compositions by faculty and student composers. Sebastian Chang, 14, from Orange County, Ca., is one of the featured young composers — and he’s been writing music since the age of five. Why does he do it? He says he finds music to be “something wonderful, something that should be explored from all sides and angles. From my very first composition until today, I have felt inspired to write music from the sheer joy of doing so.” Where does he get that inspiration? Chang feels that “music cannot Sebastian Chang be inspired from any external source, but must be created from within oneself.” What’s his favorite composition? Chang says, “My best works are still to come.” While not part of one of the visiting student orchestras, as a composer Chang will get the honor of being part of the ensemble performing his piece. The best is exactly what we expect. Call 953-4252 for details.

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haos theory is alive and well at Carla O’Brien’s “Kids ’n Klay” workshop at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts. Her class is a hive of activity — 10 wide-eyed kids are going in all directions and hanging on her every word. O’Brien’s words concern the mysteries of clay. Kids being kids, they’re making up plenty of words of their own about everything else under the sun — including “Star Wars.” “Luke Skywalker’s my favorite. I love Luke Skywalker.” “Luke Skywalker? Nah. Baba Fett. Baba Fett’s cool.” O’Brien smiles, rolls with the punches, and gets the discussion back on the subject of clay. She’s having them create their own piggy banks. I watch these take shape — from a flat sheet of clay, to hollowed out lumpy spheres, to the adding of protrusions to make ears, snout, legs and tails. Each one takes shape before you know it. I point out that each one is different. Ah, she says. That’s the beauty of it. All the children are individuals. “We’re like snowflakes!” someone replied. What immediately strikes me is how happy these kids are. This is not the de facto jail of a typical public school classroom. These kids all want to be here. They’re all having a great time. The six students of Liz Davis’ “Paper and Pulp” class were also in high spirits, but there was a slightly different attitude there. I watched them standing around flat tanks filled with a pulpy substance resembling Cream of Wheat. Intent with fierce concentration, the students resembled a pack of mad scientists creating some new life form. “Put the pink paper in it. See what happens if you make it turn pink.” “Yes ... no! That’s too much!” “I know what I’m doing.” The child continued tinkering with the mixture with the intensity of Gene Wilder in “Young Frankenstein.” All this was new to me. I’d thought making paper was a thing for massive factories, not something up close and personal. Davis assures me it’s not as hard as it looks: “You can make all kinds of different shapes and textures.” “It’s like making cookies!” one of the students chimes in. According to O’Brien, mainstream educators tend to be wrong-headed when it comes to the arts — even when, with all the best intentions, they strive to promote them. The important thing isn’t theory but what you have to show for what you’ve learned. In the case of her class, that’ll be a hog farm of unique piggy banks. “In the end, each child walks away with something that’s uniquely their own, something that reflects their personality,” she says. “That’s very important to kids — not to


‘The Rainmaker’ — not a dry play Top: Molly McDonough, Diana Forero and Cana Sylvester contemplate the art of clay. Left: Thomas Palmer, Robert Webster and Jarett Nelson are on a roll. Right: Hanna Glade proves art’s first ingredient is an open mind. Botton right: Elise Razzano and the scientific method. mention parents and grandparents who will often keep these pieces forever. It’s neat to have a record of this moment of childhood long after you’ve grown up to be an adult.” She laughs and adds, “That’s what I always think when I see think about the pottery left behind by an ancient civilization. It’s probably all still here because somebody’s Eqyptian grandmother kept a souvenir. That may be the basis of all primitive art.” Smith notes that kids have an innate, fearless curiosity that even “Young Frankenstein” would be proud of. “They do resemble a pack of little mad scientists at times,” she laughs. “I think it’s because children have an innate ability to concentrate. If they’re fascinated with something, they’re totally fascinated with it — and they give it their 100%-complete attention. The older

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you get, the rarer that gets — it’s one of the things that makes childhood so special. I feel that what I’m doing in my class is introducing the kids to art at a time when they’re capable of falling in love with it with their whole being. Hopefully the love affair will continue for the rest of their lives.” Folks at the Arts Center are pleased at the success of the new classes. According to Smith, “We’re going to try to do more kid classes in the future.” For details call 3832345. ❑

“DON’T TREAT THIS AS A DRAMA” is the first thing the actors see — imprinted in big, bold letters on every script for the upcoming production of “The Rainmaker” at the Players. Director Bob Trisolini wanted to get the message across — and this is one time he didn’t feel like being subtle. “It’s a light, romantic comedy,” he says. “Actors can easily forget that fact — especially if they’ve seen the film.” Light it may be, but it’s no musical; the Players takes a break from its all-musical lineup during the summer. Trisolini says one of the joys of directing “The Rainmaker” was the chance to showcase area actors who don’t necessarily specialize in singing and dancing. “We’ll get to see fresh faces,” he says. One such face belongs to Broadway veteran Larry Alexander who’ll be playing Starbuck. Like Trisolini, Alexander is also a Longboat Key resident. “It’s a deeply American story,” he says. “It’s set in the Dustbowl of the ’30s, but it could be any state in any era. I’m a con-artist who cons people into believing in themselves. I’m so good at it, I end up believing in them too.” — Marty Fugate




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Delightful surprises at the Sarasota Music Festival You can always be sure that concerts of the Sarasota Music Festival are filled with the chamber music standards of Mozart, Brahms, Beethoven, and Dvorak, but every once in a while a delightful new wisp of music is tucked among the greats. While not necessarily new, “Three Pieces,” by the American composer and music theory pedagogue Walter Piston, felt like a breath of fresh air in the opening Faculty Artist concert. A young and virile voice comes through in Piston’s music. From the first bars this trio was in ultimate control of its destiny. Thomas Robertello’s


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John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art — “An American Anthem: 300 Years of Painting from the Butler Institute of Art.” This traveling exhibition continues through Sept. 8. 359-5700. Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island — “Birds of a Feather” features Shirley O’Day’s bird carvings and paintings by other guild artists through June. 778-6694. Lucia Gallery — showcasing work by Yamamoto through June. 365-2677. Paradise Gallery — “Music in Colors.” Joanna Tyka makes music with color and form through June 30. 366-7155. Art Center Sarasota — its “All Media, Juried Summer Members Show.” The art jury

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Longboat Key Center for the Arts — art by the center’s faculty is featured in its “Faculty Exhibit” along with art by the center’s volunteers in its “Volunteer Exhibit.” Both run through Aug. 1. 383-2345. Sonnet Gallery — “Abstracted Politics: Dedicated to Venezuela.” Concretely speaking, this exhibit of work by the Venezuelan painter Moravia continues through July 4. 955-6443. Santa Fe Trails — featuring Southwestern gourd artist P.C. Wegmann during the month of June. 954-1972. Island Gallery West — this artists’ cooperative serves up its “Summer Sizzle” through Sept. 27. 778-6648. Island Branch Library — presenting an exhibit of shimmering watercolors by Alice Ottavi, cross-stitch by Barbara Carrier, weaving by Kathy Kotovsky and painting and sculpture by Valeri Rose through June. 7786341. Blue House Gallery — its ongoing summer

THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER show features art by Blackburn, Butler, Larsen, Chinnis and others. 366-0211. Missing Link Gallery — showcasing indigenous art from Africa, Oceania and the Americas and contemporary photographs by Mario Algaze, Maggie Taylor, Jerry Uelsmann and Bill West. 366-6600. Katharine Butler Gallery — “Howard Cowdrick: The Spirit Rising Series” ascends through June 29. 955-4546. The Palm Avenue Gallery — featuring watercolors and mixed media of Barbara Schiacatano and the Lucite “ice sculpture” of Leonard Cave through June 30. 953-5757. Palm Avenue’s First Friday Art Walk — “An American Salute.” This patriotic, peripatetic, post-Independence Day postprandial takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 5. 955-1122.


Florida Studio Theatre — “No Way to Treat a Lady,” a mama’s boy detective is on the trail of a publicity-crazed serial killer through June 29; “Blown Sideways through Life,” Michelle Gardner stars in this one-woman play concerning an exceedingly odd employment odyssey. It opens Thursday, July 4 and continues through July 20. Call 366-9000. Golden Apple Dinner Theatre — “Annie Get Your Gun.” Irving Berlin’s classic musical on the life of Annie Oakley takes aim through June 30; “Bye Bye Birdie,” the musical tale of an early ’60s rock singer’s last-gasp

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Theatre Works — “The Fat Lady Sings.” Carol Provansha’s revue of the tunes of Kate Smith, Sophie Tucker and other “women of size” lives large through June. Call 952-9170.


Youth Orchestra Festival — continuing through June 29, at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall. The Louisville Youth Orchestra and the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26; the “ASCAP Chamber Music Concert” features faculty and student performances of original compositions at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 27; the Festival Orchestras perform at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29. All concerts are $11. Call 953-4252 for details. Sarasota Concert Band — performing a medley of classical and patriotic music at 4 p.m. Thursday, July 4, at Phillippi Estates Park. This outdoor concert is free and open to the public. Call 364-2263 to get the score. Patriotic Concert — at 4 and 6 p.m. at Sarasota’s First Baptist Church. Call 365-2846.

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Carlos Llerena-Aguirre’s “The Pan Pipe of Urcos” at the “Multiple Visions III” exhibition at the Ringling School of Art and Design’s Selby Gallery from June 28 through July 26.

Selby Gallery at the Ringling School of Art and Design — “Multiple Visions III.” This third visionary installment showcases work by RSAD instructors (including Jeane Chase, Bill Hartman and Pappy Saunders) from 1931 to 1975. An opening reception takes place from 5 to 7 p.m.

Friday, June 28; the exhibit continues through July 26. Exhibit selections are based on an upcoming book on Sarasota’s formative years as an “arts colony.” Pat Buck, Marcia Corbino, and Kevin Dean are the co-authors of this chronicle. Call 359-7563 to read between the lines.

Writers will hold readings of members’ poems and essays at 10:15 a.m. Monday, July 1, at the Anna Maria Island Library. Visitors welcome. Call 778-7732.

Boys” concerns the coming of age of two Catholic high schoolers in the ’70s. For complete schedule, prices and times, call 955-FILM.

“Dreamers of our Past” — this traveling exhibition of bygone dreamers is on display at the Sarasota County Historical Center through Aug. 31. Call 861-1180.


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Art Center Sarasota — “Art 4 Kids on Saturdays.” These classes in drawing, painting, sculpture and more encourage kids to have fun while learning about art. Sessions continue every Saturday through July 27. The cost is $25 for each class. 365-2032. Kaleidoscope — The Asolo Theatre Company and Children’s Haven and Adult Community Services’ join forces to create a theater workshop for developmentally disabled teens and adults. It kicks off from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. 355-8808. ❑

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CAFE DON GIOVANNI A new, exciting Italian restaurant on Longboat Key. The Chef prepares delicious foods using only the freshest ingredients. Ask Domenico about the menu and he will gladly prepare foods to your heart’s desire. Enjoy pasta to veal at very reasonable prices. Serving brunch from 11am -2pm and dinner from 5pm-9:30pm 7 days a week. 5610 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Call 383-0013. CAFE ON THE BAY Nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and Sarasota Bay, Cafe on the Bay offers dinners views of the marina and bay in an elegant yet casual setting. The extensive menu has something for everyone. We are sister restaurant of the world class Cafe L’Europe. 2630 Harborside Dr. Hours: Lunch 11:30-3; Dinner 5:30-9 Sun. — Thurs; 5:30-10 Fri. & Sat,; Sunday Brunch from 9-1 $16.95. 383-0440. CIAO ITALIA A real trattoria on Longboat Key, the best homemade Italian food you ever tasted! From linguine with fresh clam sauce to veal scaloppine marsala. The most delicious antipasto you’ve ever had, plus succulent brick oven pizza. Try Ciao’s in the Centre Shops, you’ll not be disappointed. Hours: 11:30-3, 4:30-10p.m. 383-0010. THE COLONY DINING ROOM This classic award-winning restaurant with floor to ceiling windows offers Florida’s finest view of the Gulf of Mexico. The Colony Dining Room cuisine could be described as Contemporary Continental. You’ll also enjoy one of this nation’s finest wine lists. Reservations strongly suggested. Dinner from 6 p.m. nightly. Sunday Brunch: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 383-5558. EUPHEMIA HAYE An eclectic atmosphere of art & antiques creates the setting for award-winning cuisine; classic preparations of roast duckling, steak au poivre, Caesar salad, gulf-fresh seafood and homemade pasta. Upstairs, the HayeLoft Lounge & Dessert Room touts top-shelf spirits & cordials, appetizers, an outrageous dessert display & live entertainment. Dinner nightly. Late night gourmet pizza & desserts. 383-3633. HARRY’S CONTINENTAL KITCHENS Harry’s is a cozy restaurant serving Continental classics and inventive seafood. Lunch Fri. & Sat. 11:30am2:30pm. Sun. 10:00am-2:30pm, Dinner Tues.-Sun. 5:30pm-9:00pm. The adjacent gourmet deli offers dinners, sandwiches, salads and party specialties to take-out. The deli has fine wines, gift baskets and has done catering since 1979. 525 St. Judes Drive, 5600 block Gulf of Mexico Dr. 383-0777. Deli Hours: Tues.-Sun. 11:00 am — 7:00 pm ISLAND JUICE & JAVA Winner of “Rookie” Small Business of 2001. “Experience the taste of Longboat” at this charming gourmet deli/coffee shoppe/ice cream parlor. Healthconscious dieters as well as decadent dessert lovers will delight in a large selection of breakfast, lunch, snack and dessert items. Eat in, take out, and catering. Open 7 days a week 7am — 7pm. 3174 Gulf of Mexico Drive (next to Sea Stable) 387-8783. LYNCHES LANDING BAR AND GRILL Sisters Ethna and Chris Lynch have captivated the true spirit of Ireland. Famous for Cork Cottage Pie, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Irish smoked Salmon, fresh seafood and great burgers. Enjoy spectacular sunsets and our live music. 4000 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Hours: 11:30 a.m.11p.m. 383-0791. MAR VISTA Come by land or sea to Mar Vista’s Dockside Restaurant and discover Longboat Key’s favorite restaurant for fresh seafood and steaks. Enjoy lunch or dinner on our deck or in our old-Florida-style dining room. Kids’ menu. 760 Broadway. 383-2391. MAUREEN’S PALM GRILLE A restaurant for all reasons. Bistro style menu has been added offering the traditional and inventive to Steve Horn’s signature cuisine. Dine Al Fresco under the stars! It’s what everyone’s raving about. Open Wed. through Sun. 383-7774

THE MONKEY ROOM The Colony’s newest venue, The Monkey Room, with a choice of indoor and outdoor seating, features flavorful dishes from Indonesia, Florence, Havana and Paris. Just perfect for parties of all ages and sizes. Breakfast Mon. — Sat. 7 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. All Day Dining available 11:30 a.m. — 11:30 p.m. Adjacent to The Monkey Room is the all new Monkey Room Bar, one of the most comfortable lounges in town and definitely the place to be and be seen. Live entertainment nightly. Open daily at 11:30 a.m. 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive 383-5558.

JONATHAN’S Welcome to ambience! Jazz music, creative continental cuisine, daily specials, fresh fish, crisp linens, fresh flowers and candlelight all make for an unforgettable, intense dining experience. Menu offers a blend of French, Creole and Italian dishes. Full bar, excellent wine list and decadent desserts. 677 Manatee Ave., West (in the Northwest Promenade). Open Tues. — Fri. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday brunch 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. 761-1177

THE PLAZA RESTAURANT & WINE CELLAR Extraordinary food, exceptional service and an elegant setting, make the Plaza Restaurant & Wine Cellar the area’s favorite for dining. Order from our extensive menu featuring aged steaks, fresh seafood and game, or select from our Prix-Fixe menu, a three course dinner for two with a complimentary bottle of wine for $49.00, excluding tax and gratuity and not available on holidays. Located behind Avenue of the Flowers Shopping Center at 525 Bay Isle Road. Open Tuesday – Sunday, 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations suggested. Jacket & tie not required. The Plaza is also available for private parties and special events. 387-2700. POSEIDON Chef David creates a menu daily from his repertoire of upscale seafood dishes and fine steaks. Permanent features on our menu include Miso-Glazed Chilean Sea Bass, Oak Grilled New York Strip Steak and our famous Crispy, Crackling Calamari Salad. We also boast an award-winning wine list. Open 5:30 p.m. — 10 p.m. Daily. Entertainment by jazz pianist, Denis Alberico, Wed. — Sunday. 3454 Gulf of Mexico. 383-2500.


SUNSET BAR & GRILL At the Hilton Longboat Key. Great “Island Style” dining overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week. 4711 Gulf of Mexico Dr. Happy hour daily 5 — 7 p.m. Hours: 7 a.m. — 10 p.m. 383-2451.

THE HUNGRY FOX The Hungry Fox is the neighborhood restaurant on St. Armands Circle. Casual dining featuring chef quality food reasonably priced. Serving you breakfast, lunch and dinner, pleasing local appetites for over 19 years with all of your favorites. Children and families welcome. Dine inside or on our garden patio overlooking the Circle. Open: Monday — Saturday 8 a.m. — 9 p.m. and Sunday 8 a.m. — 2:30 p.m. 388-2222

SARASOTA BARNACLE BILL’S SEAFOOD No waterfront, no view, just great resort style food at neighborhood prices. Sarasota’s finest fresh seafood, specializing in the freshest local and northern seafood in the market. Old world and contemporary preparations with showcase quality seafood in the restaurant. (3 locations) Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Main, 365-6800, Barnacle Bill’s Seafood on Webber, 923-5800., Barnacle Bill’s 5050 N. Tamiami Trail 355-7700. CRISPERS

ANNA MARIA ISLAND BEACH BISTRO Award winning surfside dining. Zagat Guide “the best food on the Gulf Coast”. Recipient of the “Golden Spoon Award” bestowed on the Top Twenty restaurants in the State of Florida. Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. Hours: 5:00p.m. — 10:00p.m. Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive. Anna Maria Island. 778-6444. BISTRO AT ISLAND’S END Beach Bistro’s more casual cousin. Selected one of Florida’s “Top 200” restaurants by Florida Trend, praised by Zagat Guide and voted Best Overall Restaurant by locals. “Gulf Coast Cookery” with an emphasis on fresh seafood. Jazz piano on weekends. Hours: 5:00p.m. — 10:00p.m. Bistro at Island’s End, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria Island 779-2444. BRIDGE TENDER INN & DOCKSIDE BAR Specializing in fresh seafood, outstanding steaks and barbecue ribs; open 7 days. Live entertainment every evening, also Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Lively happy hour 3 — 6 p.m. in the bar. Sailboat dockage west via Marker 49. Casual/fine dining. Enjoy the best of both worlds. Hours: 11:30 a.m. — 2:00 a.m. 778-4849. DA GIORGIO RISTORANTE Offers authentic Italian cuisine. A big selection of wines from around the world will most certainly enhance your meal. Live entertainment with Luigi Toth, Tuesday through Saturday, contributes to the already pleasant atmosphere. Gift certificates available. Open Mon. - Sat. from 5-10p.m. 779-0220.

“Fresh Salads, Sandwiches & Soups”. Specialties include gourmet salads, stacked sandwiches, 12 soups everyday, ice cream, specialty coffees, desserts & fresh baked cookies — platters for meetings/gatherings; outside dining area, next to Hollywood 20, downtown Sarasota. Price range $3.00 to $7.00, Children’s menu. Take out available, non-smoking section. MC, Visa, AmEx, Discover. Sarasota Main Plaza, 1991 Main Street. 953-7007 DA RU MA Enter the exciting, fascinating and delicious world of Da Ru Ma, where expertly trained chefs perform feats of classic Teppan style cooking at your table. Along with traditional favorites, innovative combinations featuring sauteed shrimp, teriyaki steak, seafood, tempura, sushi and much more. Enjoy sunset specials with a breathtaking view of the bay. Open daily 5-10. At the Sarasota Quay, U.S. 41 and Fruitville Road. 951-2440. MOREL RESTAURANT Enjoy sophisticated cuisine in one of Sarasota’s finest restaurants. A pleasant dining experience awaits you at Morel, where the cuisine is tantalizing and the service and atmosphere is warm and inviting. Well worth the trip! Centrally located with ample parking. Reservations suggested. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 4:30-9:30 p.m. 3809 S. Tuttle Ave., 927-8716. MUNROE’S For those beyond trends and power dining, Munroe’s is Sarasota’s mainstay. Enjoy sophisticated regional American cuisine, a global wine list and friendly, attentive service in a historic urban atmosphere. The upstairs jazz tavern offers live entertainment, late night appetizers and desserts, happy hour and full dinner menu. Chefowned and operated. Valet parking. Hours: Dinner Mon.-Thur. 5:30-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat. 5:30-10 p.m. Closed Sundays. Catering available. 316-0609.




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Da Ru Ma

Japanese cooking takes a walk on the light side.

Rumors concerning the death of the Quay in Sarasota have been greatly exaggerated. There are still a few thriving concerns left, including the DaRuMa Japanese Steak and Seafood Restaurant. It’s reason enough to go. Only one flight up, it offers a choice of traditional service, Japanese-style seating, or tabletop cooking. The décor — lots of dark, polished wood, arches and shoji screens — is Japanese without looking like a stage set. The spacious interior is ringed with windows looking out on Sarasota Bay. Unless you hide under the table, if you dine out at DaRuMa, you’re going to get a spectacular view of the water. DuRuMa is unique in that it is both family-friendly — and romantic. Most families opt for tabletop (or “teppan yaki”) style cooking. Here, the chefs cook your meal right in front of you at a rectangular grill in the center of a large wooden table. It’s a martial arts performance by Iron Chefs with attitude — a form of dinner theater in your own right. Just make sure you’re looking for a social experience, not privacy, as each table seats 10 — and the chef waits until all 10 seats are filled. There are no command performances for stragglers. My companion and I were in the mood for tranquility, not showmanship, and decided on the Japanese-style seating. Our capable and entertaining waitress (a recent Pine View grad) started us off with cucumber salad artfully arranged on delicate ceramic dishes. Along with that, we ordered hot saki, miso soup (which came in beautifully-decorated lidded bowls) and sushi appetizer before the main course. The sushi was a colorful array of spicy tuna rolls, lush slivers of raw salmon and tuna, cooked shrimp, and fiery gobs of wasabi. The fish was fresh enough for any sushi fanatic; the dish elegantly garnished and the amount perfect for two. If there were a World Cup competition for sushi, DaRuMa would

DaRuMa Japanese Steak & Seafood Restaurant 318 Sarasota Quay • 951-2440 Cuisine: Japanese. Recommended: DaRuMa Filet Mignon for steak devotees, Izumi Snapper for seafood lovers, Hibachi Vegetarian for veggie fans. Dinners come with miso soup and green salad. Take out: Available, except for “teppan yaki” items. Prices: Appetizers, $5.75 to $9.95; sushi bar, $4.25 to $11.50, salads, $4.95 to $6.95; entrées, $14.95 to $35.95; sides, $2.25 to $5.95; desserts, $3.50 to $5.95. Hours: 5 to 10 p.m. daily. Credit Cards: All major cards. Parking: Copious, with valet and self park. Handicapped Access: OK, though elevator isn’t close. Reservations: Strongly suggested.

by Marty FUGATE

definitely make it into the finals. The tuna was so fresh and delicious that my companion and I opted for more of a good thing with the rest of the meal. I ordered a combination of snapper and tuna; my companion chose the tuna steak alone. The snapper was pan-seared with the house ginger sauce and had a smoky, lively flavor. The tender tuna steak was lightly marinated in teriyaki sauce and had a sweet subtle taste. Both dishes came with rice and vegetables wrapped like spring rolls, a nice addition to the fish. The portions at DaRuMa are generous and satisfying. The good news is, unless you’re in the mood for steak, the selections, while filling, are heart-smart and healthy and there’s plenty to choose from. The bad news? Neither of us had room for the tempura fried ice cream after the meal.


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Instead we sipped our saki’s last dregs watching the sun seemingly descend smack dab in the middle of Longboat Key. Looking out on all that ethereal beauty, I found it easy to slip into a meditative mood … Here’s a meditation on the restaurant’s moniker. DaRuMa is derived from the Japanese pronunciation for “dharma” — referring both to the order of the universe, one’s life work, and the Bodhi Dharma who “came from the West” to bring Buddhism to Japan. The Japanese immortalize him in the lucky DaRuMa doll — the same you see in the restaurant’s logo. ❑

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20 MILLION SOLD IN 2002 THE BEST OF BIRD KEY BIRD KEY BAY FRONT Here’s your opportunity. Build your own Bayfront home on Bird Key. Do you prefer a gorgeous sunset view that looks across the water to mansions on Lido Key? The property is ready to go.........................................................................$2,100,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY WATERWAY Views of 2 canals & the Bay beyond from this cul-de-sac location. Tremendous potential in this 4BR/3BA with 2 additional half baths. Renovate or build your dream home at this rarely available site.........................................................$1,600,000. BIRD KEY BAYFRONT Fabulous Bay view. Icon of mid-century architecture. Cathedral ceiling in great room, terrazzo floors, lots of sliders for open view & pool. Location is a gem. Redo or tear down...................................................................................$1,320,000. BIRD KEY WATERWAY Best value on the water. This updated, split plan has sliders throughout which allows the home to open completely to the pool & patio area. Features are: vaulted & tray ceilings, marbella shell stone floors, open kitchen & family room w/wet bar............................................................................................$989,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY GARDEN Lovely, well-maintained home on oversized lot. Cathedral ceilings, tile floors, fireplace & master suite w/his & her baths. Sliders to the large patio & pool area. Private setting w/fencing & tasteful landscaping.................................................$650,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE BIRD KEY GARDEN Handsome facade with wrought iron gates and courtyard entry. Spacious rooms in this 3 bedroom/2 bath. Pool and fruit trees...........................................................................................................$575,000. BRADEN RIVER Newer home on 5 acres. Looking for a spot to keep your motor coach or car collection? This home has an attached 25x60 air conditioned, custom finished garage. Other features include: high ceilings, crown molding, kitchen with granite, pool and patio and a 3-car garage................$605,000. FOR A VIRTUAL TOUR VISIT OUR WEBSITE 62 72

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PRICE REDUCTION! Enjoy breathtaking sunsets from this 3 bedroom, 4.5 bath with den in Water Club II. Designer decorated to perfection with loads of upgrades, including custom built-ins, cast stone archways & columns and more. Don’t miss all the fine touches throughout. Offered at $2,795,000. LO218516.

Michael Duvall, Realtor (941) 924-9000 (941) 518-8157 after hours 6272

Totally updated! No popcorn ceilings here! 3 bedrooms, roof top sun decks and porches! Garden atrium for out-door grilling! Private beach & fishing pier! Owner/Realtor. Offered for $589,000.

EXCLUSIVE EMERALD HARBOR - 3BR/2BA home on Longboat’s widest canal. Mexican tile throughout, caged pool, dock, davits, plus an office/hobby room. Deeded beach access close by. $639,000. Dial the Duncans at 778-1589 SINGLE FAMILY LOT - on North Longboat in a 9 home subdivision on 6.53 acres. Community heated pool and spa, assigned boat dock and within walking distance to the Gulf of Mexico. No bridge obstruction to the Intercoastal waterway. $273,900. Judy Duncan, Broker 778-1589 or Zee Catanese, Broker 794-8991 or Judy Duncan, Broker 778-1589 eves.



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Watch the boats go by! Courtyard pool home. This intercoastal waterfront home is prime for remodel or build your dream. Large lot offers many possibilities! Offered for $975,000.

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There is another Island. The private, historic, storybook island of Useppa. An hour by car and then 15 minutes by boat. Calusa Cottage North features 2 bedrooms/2.5 baths and has been completely redone in the old Florida style! Call for a brochure on Calusa Cottage and details on Useppa Island. Owner/Realtor. Offered furnished for $685,000.

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Updated and furnished, first floor 2 bedroom plus family room in popular tennis and beach community. 8 Har-Tru courts, 2 pools and spa, plus friendly social club. Incredible Longboat Key value. Sale Pending $444,000.

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Someone’s in the kitchen with Dora

Bailey prefers simple meals, but can whip up fancy specialties As an only child, Jean Bailey spent a lot of time in the kitchen with her mother. She did a lot of watching but not much cooking, except that “she did let me help her make coconut custard pie. I still make it today and it is one of favorites and my husband, Bill’s, too.” Bailey recalls that her childhood specialties were fudge and sugar cookies: “I haven’t made fudge in years. I hope it has gotten easier. I remember having to drop little bits of the mixture into water to see if it was ready.” When entertaining Bailey definitely prefers sit-down dinners for six, but please remember to stay out of her kitchen if you are a guest. Quoting with Greta Garbo’s famous line, Bailey says, “I want to be alone” then added, “in the kitchen.” The couple gets together monthly with a small group of friends for a wine tasting with hors d’ouevres or dinner. One of her favorite hors d’ouevres is a salmon-shrimp mold. Bailey enjoys trying new dishes but has found not everyone is a winner: “I remember eagerly making a traditional Spanish dish, sort of like a paella ... rice, black olives, capers and chicken. It read great, but the result was horrible. We just dumped it.” Holiday traditions include crown roast of pork for Christmas, and for New Year’s Eve, a custom from her childhood — pork and sauerkraut. Claiming her husband, Bill, is really the gourmet cook, Bailey is proud of a fancy chocolate rum mousse she makes. “It really was special and I did get a lot of compliments on it,” she says. Ask Bailey what she really likes to cook and she says, “It is a simple meal — a good pot roast with carrots and potatoes.”

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Mrs. Rogers’ Neighborhoods

RESIDENTIAL HOMES FABULOUS LOCATION WITH MAGNIFICENT VIEWS - $3,200,000. Wonderfully transformed home on Bird Key with impeccable detailing and finishes. Lush landscaping, great boating. HARBOUR ACRES BAY VIEWS AND GREAT BOATI NG! - $2,895,000. Gorgeous, furnished, almost-new home with extraordinary detailing. 4200 sq. ft. with 4BR/4BA, 4 car garage & elevator. SENSATIONAL SUNSETS - $2,475,000. from this fantastic Bird Key home. Smashing Mediterranean w/all the “appropriate touches”. Great boating! Inlaw suite possible. Priced below appraisal! BIRD KEY BAYFRONT - $2,150,000. - Totally and fabulously updated home w/incredible views. 30’ dock, heated pool/spa, 3000 sq. ft. and 170’ on the bay. Renovated using the highest standards.


Dora Walters

Jean Bailey finds some of her favorite recipes in Southern Living. The Baileys are longtime Floridians, having lived in Hollywood on Florida’s east coast in 1956, before retiring and coming to Longboat Key in 1986. Bailey enjoys playing bridge and is a volunteer at the Longboat Library as well as at the Longboat Island Chapel. ❑

COCONUT CUSTARD PIE Pastry ingredients: 1/4 cup or more of water 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

6 tablespoons shortening 1 1/2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt

• Sift the dry ingredients into a bowl. • Cut in the shortening lightly (use two knives). • Add just enough cold water to hold the ingredients together. • Pat roll. • This is supposed to make two crusts, but it won’t with the size of pie plates today. Bailey makes it for one; there is enough left over for tarts.

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on the


Custard ingredients:

1 1/2 cups milk 1/3 teaspoon salt 2 eggs 3 tablespoons or more sugar 1/2 package of coconut (Bailey uses more) 1 teaspoon vanilla • Beat eggs slightly. • Add sugar, salt and milk. Stir until sugar is dissolved. • Add vanilla and coconut. • Line pie plate with pastry. Pour in the mixture. • Sprinkle a little coconut on top. • Bake in a quick oven for 10 minutes at 450 degrees. • Reduce heat to 350 degrees and cook until custard is firm. About 45 minutes.

Pristine privacy on 2 1/2+ gulf front acres gated and walled. Gorgeous gulf and sunset vistas with panoramic views of bay and city lights. Enchanting landscaping, entrance fountain, private gulf beach plus shimmering pool and entertainment area. Elegant home with exquisite finishes and quality. Private master suite plus 4 guest suites. Incredibly beautiful home in a private location minutes to St. Armands and Sarasota...........................$16,750,000

Anna Maria Island



of Gulf, beach & magnificent sunsets plus views overlooking nature preserve and Sarasota Bay. Customized w/gorgeous built-ins & upgrades. Gulf to Bay 2/3 bedrooms REDUCED! $1,195,000.

CONDOMINIUM HOMES BEST BUY BEHIND THE KEY CLUB GATES! $595,000. - Direct gulf front unit w/greatest views! 2BR/2BA 1500 sq. ft., Priced below appraisal. THE PROMENADE - $609,500. - Lush tropical gardens enhance the views of the gulf, bay and city from this Robb & Stucky turnkey furnished unit. Wrap around terraces, guest wing with full bath, loads of amenities & under ground parking. REGENT PLACE! - $2,700,000. - spacious “B” plan in south building w/the most fabulous views of gulf bay and city. Over 3200 sq. ft. of PIZAZZ! DESIGNER PERFECTION ON THE BEACH! $1,895,000. - 9th floor Waterclub unit with gorgeous gulf and bay views. LUXURIATE ON LIDO! - $979,500. - 3BR/3BA condo home in L’Elegance. Views of both gulf & bay. Corner unit w/generous wrap-around balconies. HUGE BAY VIEWS - $629,000. - Sought after corner unit at Grand Bay. Gigantic terrace, designer turnkey furnished, loads of extras and 2 parking spaces. COREYS LANDING VILLA - $499,000 Immaculate, open, bright and provides super views of lake and golf course. 3BR/2BA, vaulted ceilings & new appliances. BENT TREE FAMILY HOME - $215,000 - Private home on cul-de-sac w/ 3BR/2BA, pool, 2 car garage and large lanai. EL CONQUISTADOR VILLA - $159,000 - Sunny courtyard-villa on cul-de-sac. 3BR/2BA.

VACANT LOT LONGBOAT KEY ESTATE SIZE PARCEL $1,999,000. - 2.5 acres. Can subdivide into 4 separate parcels. What an opportunity! ask for annette Bus. (941) 387-0800 Eve. (941) 387-0900 (800) 209-0330


3 BEDROOM - DIRECT GULF - Unparalleled

Panoramic Tampa Bay views from this 3180 sq. ft. 3 bedroom 3 bath home on large lot in Key Royale. Comfortable open floor plan with wood burning fireplace. Caged pool, hot tub and boat dock. Great home for entertaining. Offered at $899,000. Contact Hal at 713-5555 for a personal tour.

Gulf, beach & sunset views. Gorgeously updated. Behind the gates.................................................$685,000.


(941) 366-4414 (941) 350-1590 A/H

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Hal Gillihan, GRI, Realtor® Michael Saunders & Company, Licensed Real Estate Broker

Tangerine Realty Corp. Lic. R.E. Broker 303 S. Palm Ave. Sarasota, FL

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4400 Manatee Ave. West, Bradenton, Florida Office: 941-748-6300

LARGE FAMILY HOME AT THE BEACH! $1,250,000. Key West style home with multiple decks for viewing. Brand new and beautiful! DAZZLING COURTYARD HOME W/BAY VIEWS $1,095,000. - Spacious & bright single family home w/guest house. Very private. Lushly landscaped. MEDITERRANEAN STYLE FAMILY HOME IN THE OAKS! - $1,050,000. - Over 4,800 sq.ft. with 6 bedrooms, office, den, huge pool area & family room. Professionally customized and furnished. ATTENTION BOATERS - $799,500. - Lovely Bay Isles home only 6 lots from the bay. Open, spacious, vaulted ceilings and heated pool. 3BR/3BA PRIVATE HOME IN THE BAYOU - $699,000. Lovingly maintained 3 or 4BR on quite cul-de-sac. Heated pool, new roof, A/C, paver driveway.

440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

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Key real estate

Water Club I penthouse brings $2.55 million When Darlene and Anthony L. Soave sold their penthouse No. 2 in the 86-unit Water Club I tower last month, they nearly doubled their investment over six years. Paula L. and Thomas V. Thomas of Shawnee Mission, Kan., bought the three-bedroom and five-bath apartment



from the Soaves for $2,550,000. This is almost double the $1,301,400 that the Soaves paid for the apartment brand new in March 1996.

Sanctuary III In an intra-family transaction, Sandra R. McConnell sold her interest in apartment B-704 at Sanctuary III to Roy L. McConnell for $840,000 via a quitclaim deed. The three-bedroom and four-bath condominium, at 545 Sanctuary Drive, was purchased by the McConnells for $698,571 in August 1991.



Kent CHETLAIN Seaplace I

Sigrid E. and David E. Knuti from Arlington, Va., purchased unit G1-103-C at Seaplace I for $314,900 from A.N. Inc., a Nevada corporation headed by R. E. McMaster, 2089 Gulf of Mexico Drive.

Longbeach Village There were a couple of sales in the older, northend Longbeach Village subdivision. Rita and Charles Finlon sold their 29-year-old, three-bedroom and two-bath home at 660 Longboat Court to Tommy and Karen Matteson Nordin from Djursholm, Sweden, for $475,000. The property sold previously for $160,000 in November 1993. The home at 700 Fox St. was purchased by Patricia A. and Michael N. Ford of Port Washington, N.Y., from Christine M. Lynch, 548 Cutter Lane, Country Club Shores, for $250,000. The property was last purchased for $75,000 back in October 1990.

Beachplace II Carmen C. And Bernardo J. Calonge, 1075 Gulf of Mexico Drive, sold their two-bedroom and two-bath unit 402 in building 7 at Beachplace II to Marguerite A. and Ralph L. Fletcher of Lakeland for $510,000. This unit, built in 1981, last sold for $472,000 in September 2000.

Colony Beach & Tennis Club Players Club I

Joyce Huber Mark Huber 383-2440 383-6739 Unmatched Service. Unrivaled Experience. NEW LISTING -

LONGBOAT KEY TOWERS End unit with direct gulf views, larger 2 bedroom plan. Open kitchen, marble floors except in bedrooms. Located within Islandside gated community on South end of the Key. $749,000.

There were two sales at the First Phase of the 134-unit The Players Club, 1425 Gulf of Mexico Drive, both in the $700,000 class. Sandra J. and John Daniel Keenan purchased unit 210 from Sandra C. and Robert A. Sewell for $730,000. The 21-year-old, two-bedroom and two-bath apartment last sold for $350,000 in January 1996. The other transaction involved the sale of unit 209 by BLS Enterprises and GRS Enterprises, both limited-liability, limited partnerships based in Cumberland, Md., to Denise and Colin Barratt of Harrogate, England, for $715,000. The two-bedroom and three-bath apartment was built in 1981.

Valerie B. and William J. Warren from Williamsville, N.Y., bought unit 156-S at the 232-unit Colony Beach & Tennis Club, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, from Jackie McMahon of Pensacola for $131,000.

Harbour Villa Club Daniel T. Kittinger of Winter Park purchased unit 212 at the Harbour Villa Club, 615 Dream Island Road, from Beverly Ann Carlisle of Wilder, Ky., for $525,000. In addition to the 17-year-old, two-bedroom and two-bath apartment, Kittinger acquired boat slip 58 and parking space 35. The sale price is more than double the $210,000 that the apartment sold for just five years ago.

ISLANDS WEST Unimaginable Views! Sensational location! You can see forever from this 2 bedroom penthouse level condo. Enjoy higher ceilings, open floor plan, and move-in condition. Great building that is beautifully maintained.$775,000.

MARINA BAY Exceptional bay front value in Bay Isles. Large 3 bedroom/ 2.5 bath with huge eat-in kitchen, family room, screened bay view terrace, separate dining room and closets galore. A condo that feels like a private home. Priced to sell at $865,000. NEW LISTING - PLAYERS CLUB Gulf and Bay views from the “like new” condo. Enjoy the beach, tennis, pool & clubhouse. $645,000. NEW LISTING - ISLANDS WEST Low floor apartment directly on the gulf. Needs upgrading but view is superb. $695,000.






3720 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Longboat key, FL 34228 Local: 941-387-9709 • Fax: 941-383-3798

941-383-6411 Office 941-795-1519 A/H


201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1 Longboat Key, FL 34228

Privacy of a single family home in Queens Harbour. 3BR/3.5BA, over 3000 sq. ft. with 15’ high ceilings, floor to ceiling aquarium windows, and a large caged pool in a very tropical setting. $944,000. $899,000.

EMERALD POINTE...New construction behind the gates at Longboat Key Club. This 3 bedroom villa offers views of the lake and golf course, private swimming pool/spa, two car garage, neutral colors throughout. Offered for $740,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BEACHPLACE...Charming two bedroom walk up floor plan. Enjoy views of the reflection pond, well manicured grounds and sunset. Light and bright with a real Florida feel. Covered parking. Offered for $549,000. •••••••••••••••••••••••••••• SEAPLACE...Located in the midrise building, this 4th floor unit offers 2br/1ba and wonderful gulf and sunset views. A wonderful weekend getaway or great rental opportunity. Offered for $345,000. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• BAY LAKE ESTATES...This lot is located in a community of timeless architecture. Its corner location offers views of the lake. Close to shopping and the beaches. Offered for $57,900.

BOATING WATER LBK CLUB Priced for a quick sale, this 3BR/2BA home with new dock to accommodate large boat or 2 small ones on the 2 lifts. Open floor plan, spacious family room, bonus 1st level. $879,900.

NEW VILLA - LONGBOAT KEY CLUB Under construction, one of a kind villa, 3BR/3.5BA, many upgrades including pool & spa, granite kitchen and ceramic flooring. Private setting with panoramic golf course view. $799,000.

BAY ISLES BAYOU - REDUCED Single story, custom home with high ceilings, open floor plan, 3BR/3.5BA, spacious kitchen, caged pool & lanai in a private setting. $659,000.

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Maggie Hicks

BOATER’S DELIGHT Over 4400 sq. ft. on deep sailboat water canal in Bay Isles overlooking Cranes Bayou. Open floor plan with 3BR/5.5BA, features include granite kitchen, marble baths, vaulted ceiling, elevator, very private covered patio & pool area. $1,299,000.




QUEENS HARBOR - BAY FRONT Full bay view in this 5000 sq.ft. custom designed maintenance free home. Upon entering the foyer & gallery with 19’ ceilings you immediately feel the eloquence and sophistication and attention to detail. Features also incl. patio & pool w/summer kitchen overlooking a dock for 2 boats. $2,499,000.


See Virtual Tour at: 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive • Longboat Key, FL 34228

Jan Jordan & Michele Knuese, Principals


Beautifully updated condo with fabulous gulf views in a meticulously maintained complex. So many amenities to enjoy. A must “see” for “sea” lovers. $675,000. BAY ISLES BAYOU Beautiful lakefront home with great curb appeal, designed for Island living. Features an Open floor plan, high ceilings, fabulous kitchen-family room, separate dining room, formal living room, screened lanai and 14’x34’ pool. definitely a BEST BUY. ONLY $699,000. NEW CONSTRUCTION 5400 + sq. ft., 5 bedroom home with den, kitchen-family, living, dining and game rooms, plus three car garage and magnificent views of Sarasota skyline. Walk to St. Armands Circle. $4,000,000.

Great Vacation Properties



Spanish Main Yacht Club

Parkway in Lido Shores to Karen L. and Todd J. Johnston for $1,190,000. The price was $190,000 more than the $1 million they purchased the property for last July. The home was originally built in 1960.

Norma Mewhinney-Hollingsed sold her two-bedroom and two-bath unit 13 at 605 N. Spanish Drive in Spanish Main Yacht Club to Nancy A. and Donald D. Piggot of Spring Grove, Ill., for $215,000. This is more than four times what it last sold for 24 years ago, when it was acquired for $50,000. The 212-unit Spanish Main Yacht was one of the first condominium projects on Longboat Key when it was built in 1968.

Country Club Shores A couple of the original one-story, two-bedroom and twobath homes, built in 1963 in the fourth unit of Country Club Shores, were sold on Bogey Lane. John Del Casale and Michael Osher of Campbell, Calif., paid $285,000 to Antoinette M. and John R. Baynes of Osprey for their home at 990 Bogie Lane. The home last sold for $193,000 in April 1998. Alice Joycelyn Rosenkrans, 1501 Orange Ave., Sarasota, sold her nearby home at 980 Bogey Lane to Ann Y. and Rogers T. Moore for $270,000.

Harbour Oaks A Canadian couple, Katherine and Trevor Tiffany of Concession, Ontario, bought condominium unit 402 in building 4 at Harbour Oaks at the Longboat Key Club from Maria Liebana and her husband, Jeffrey Merrihue, of London, for $349,000.

Bay Harbour Apartments Roslyn and Aaron S. Finegold of Garden City, N.Y., sold their apartment 107 in building B at the 39-unit Bay Harbour Apartments to Sharon M. and John H. Swartz of Coraopolis, Pa., for $341,000.

Sea Horse Beach Resort Three couples from Allen Park, Mich., sold and then bought another apartment at the 41-unit Sea Horse Beach Resort, 3465 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The three couples were Nancy P. and Edward T. Rychcik, Rebecca E. and Joseph M. Corvaia and Roberta E. and William Todd Miller. First they sold their apartment unit 236 to Janice and William Salisbury, 3543 Gulf of Mexico Drive, for $185,000. Then the Rychciks, Corvaias and Millers bought unit 213 from Joanne E. and Wesley P. Moody of Albany, N.Y., for $200,000. Each couple acquired a one-third interest in the apartment.

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St. Armands Key The same week Steensbakkers and Niedrich closed on the Lido Shores sale, they sold a 45-year-old home at 340 Jackson Drive on St. Armands. Buying the three-bedroom and twobath home for $565,000 were Watana Apibal and Srisamorn Boonyarak, co-trustees of the Apibal Joint Revocable Trust, 414 Monroe Drive, Sarasota. The property last sold for $529,900 in April.

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A 36-year-old, four-bedroom and four-bath home with swimming pool at 460 Pheasant Drive was sold by Mary Wilson and her husband, Michael S. Bassis, of Salt Lake City, to Bob M. Beaty, 506 N. Spoonbill Drive, for $950,000. This home last sold for $630,000 in August 1998.


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Lido Beach Florette Ames, 5340 Shadow Lawn Drive, Sarasota, bought unit 803 at the Lido Beach Club from Lance B. Spotts, 5511 Country Lakes Trail, Sarasota, for $492,000. Donald Landsmans of Greenwich, Conn., paid $315,000 to Beverly and Richard D. Balliot of Sylva, N.C., for their apartment 402 at the Lido Ambassador. Kevin W. Bowyer of St. Joseph, Ind., sold his unit 202 at the Gulf Beach Condominium Hotel to Kim K. and Charles E. Gethler, 1258 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, for $115,800.

Misfiled transaction When Christine K. Blais Ortiz and her husband, Luis F. Ortiz, of 630 Buttonwood Drive sold their dwelling at 750 N. St. Judes Drive in the old Ringling subdivision, the transaction was recorded in Sarasota County instead of Manatee County, where the property is located. A Redondo Beach, Calif., couple, Aisha Ali and Rendell Douglas Reed, bought the property for $275,000. The property first built in 1958 and renovated in 1962 last sold for $77,0000 in September 1985. Kent Chetlain is a veteran Florida journalist and historian, a former Manatee County commissioner and a holder of a Florida real estate license. He has chronicled real estate activity in this area since 1957. ❑

First Longboat Harbour In another of those multiple-buyer transactions, Joseph Scaramella Jr., sold his unit 102 at the 150-unit First Longboat Harbour in building B to Marcia Anderson and her husband, Vincent Sterruzza, and Thomas Anderson and his wife, Mary Jennings-Anderson, and Geneva Anderson of Cave Creek, Ariz., for $225,000.

Real estate reports RE/MAX Excellence — Tony Appel has joined the company as a real estate associate. Originally from the Philadelphia area, Appel lives and works on Longboat Key and has 22 years of experience as a real estate professional. He is actively involved with the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce and participated in its production of “You Can’t Take It With You” in February. He was awarded the 2001 Small Businessman of the Year Rookie award by the chamber for his deli-café, Island Juice and Java.

Diplomat Beach Resort Farther down at the 55-unit Diplomat Beach Resort, Glenna Jo and Eddie S. Deskins of Lexington, Ky., acquired unit 245 from Brokers Exchange of Kentucky Inc., also of Lexington, for $122,000.

Lido Shores Prominent local real estate investor Hubert Steensbakkers, 192 N. Washington Drive, and his contractor partner, Fred Niedrich, 531 Harbor Cay Drive, sold the three-bedroom and two-bath home with swimming pool at 1418 John Ringling

NEW LISTINGS ON LONGBOAT KEY ESTATE LOT - Over an acre on Sarasota Bay w/128 ft. of new seawall & unobstructed bay views. Privacy is provided by lush native plants. Build your dream home on one of the last remaining natural parcels of land. Ask for Barbara or Marlene..................................$1,890,000. PROMENADE - Ready for immediate enjoyment. This 2BR/2BA + den is perfection. A white & granite kitchen, new wood floors, built-in bar, entertainment center & designer window treatments Wrap around views of the gulf & bay are enjoyed from 2 tiled terraces......$749,000. PROMENADE PENTHOUSE - One of the most outstanding penthouses w/sweeping views of the city and gulf. 3BR/3BA residence w/10 ft. ceilings raised panel walls & doors, crown molding, wood & marble foors, wrap around terrace, + all the amenities & 2 parking spaces. Concierge, 24 hr. security.................$1,495,000.

LONGBOAT KEY COUNTRY CLUB SHORES- Protected deep water channel w/views of Sarasota Bay. Highlights include, marble floors, a state-of-the-art granite kitchen. A grand master suite w/ study. 2 upstairs suites, terraces & activity room. Pool with spa overlooks the dock and bay.........$2,900,000. WATER CLUB - 7th floor unbelievable south views of Gulf and City from this 3 bedroom/3 bath, set to go, showplace. Great taste in every detail. Furnished.....$1,695,000 QUEENS HARBOUR- Boater’s deep-water G paradise in this 3BR + study home. ...$1,299,000.. LE PENDIN SAmaintenance-free QUEENS HARBOUR- Southern views over 2 lakes. 4BR home in the LBK Club. Resort life style, glass entry, tiled floors, home theatre, study w/2 computer centers. Heated pool, summer kitchen............. $1,195,000. LONGBOAT KEY-PENTHOUSE AT THE ING......$1,450,000. END SANCTUARYViews! Views! Views! LE P SA


CASEY KEY BAYFRONT - 3/4 acre gated Tropical Estate w/beach access, in National publications, Redesigned by Rob Stuffings in “2000” w/flair & style. Pool & patios overlook the bay, dock.............$1,995,000.

SIESTA KEY EASY MAINTENANCE-Walk to beach from 3BR updated home. Mexican tile, walled courtyard entry.....$359,900. WATERFRONT- Redone 4BR home on 125 ft. of new ING ENDsuite seawall w/dock lift.PMaster w/fitted closets, SA&LE tiled floors, fireplace, heated pool/spa............$789,000. TROPICAL- 2 story 3/4BR home w/wood G floors, high DIN PEN ALE walk ceilings, stone S fireplace, to beach................$549,000. NORTH SIESTA KEY WATERFRONT Mediterranean home, 4/5BR + computer room. Marble fireplace, granite counters, 17” ceramic tile floors, 3 car garage, heated pool/spa, large boat lift.........$1,149,000.



Focused On You

Custom-built, one of a kind lakefront home on one acre. 4-6 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 4900+ square feet under air, soaring ceilings, large pool/2-story cage with built in bar & grill. Truly an entertainer’s dream. Eurotech kitchen. 3car garage. $850,000. #LB221635.



Spectacular 5BR/5BA pool home situated on one of the Woodlands’ largest treed lots backing up to a preserve. Spacious 1BR/1BA suite on second level with auxiliary kitchenette. Fireplace in family room, 63x32 lanai, newly renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances. Lofty ceilings, skylights and architectural details throughout. $689,000. #LB220372.

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NEAR THE FIELD CLUB - OYSTER BAY Tropical setting for this privately situated home with pool, 4BR/3BA, separate dining room, fireplace, hardwood floors, French doors, high ceilings, large eat-in gourmet cook’s kitchen. Fenced rear yard with lush and tropical landscaping. $550,000. #LB19593.

Whether buying or selling on Longboat, St. Armands or Lido Key, contact Stan Haidl and Peter Salefsky for traditional real estate, built on a foundation of trust.

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440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228

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Peter Salefsky

MUSEUM AREA- Historical designated Bayfront gated estate built in 1926 on 1.8 acres. Georgian style home, 3 BR, study, sunroom, 9 ft. ceilings, plaster walls, crown molding, oak floors. New dock & seawall, guest house ....$3,900,000. LE CHATEAU - 3BR corner apt. updated w/views of Bay. 13x12 terrace, master suite. Walk-in closets, new sliding glass doors and storm shutters.............$465,000. RITZ CARLTON PENTHOUSE - 4,734 sq ft. residence in the hotel. Views of Sarasota Bay from every room. Marble floors, 2 master suites, guest room library & separate dining room. Hotel amenities and services are yours. lease or purchase..........................$3,300,000. THE OAKS COUNTRY CLUB - Wide magnificent lake ENDING views in this 3BR/3.5BA SALE +Pstudy.............................$749,000.

201 Gulf of Mexico Dr. • Longboat Key, FL

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Foxy Lady West 481 John Ringling Boulevard St. Armands Circle

Gorgeous Gulf & Bay views from the area’s finest condominiums & homes. From Gulf front units with private beaches to downtown units & homes with city night lights! •Key West Style Estate! - Approx. 1½ acres on the Bay with 7BR/7.5BA, 8000+ SF, 35’ ceilings, double oak staircase, Acanthus moldings, stepped ceilings, Artisan finishes, gourmet kitchen, utility craft room, executive office, paver brick, elevator, 25CG, pool & dock...................................................$5,495,000. •Superb Beach Setting! - Sunsets and miles of private, white-sugar sand, 3,375 sq. ft. with 10 ft. ceilings, exquisitely appointed built-ins, and fine finishes! Dine on the wrap-around balcony, listen to the surf and view sunrises over the golf course at the 4-star Longboat Key Club......................................$3,200,000. •Longboat Key Bay Front! Private 3BR/2BA, 4,012 SF w/dock, lift & deeded beach access, wood & tile, family room, library, great room w/fp, eat-in kitchen w/Sub-Zero & Jenn-Aire, 2 screened lanais & balconies, oversized 3+CG & true lap pool.......................................................................................$2,395,000. •Brand New Canal Front! Bird Key 5BR/5.5BA, 22’ media room & direct bay access. Gear up for the future with state-of-the-art fiber optics system & home network wiring! Boasting stone floors, crown moldings, tray ceilings, French doors, open balcony, pool/spa, new boat dock with 10,000 lb lift & a 3CG....................................................................................................$2,195,000. •Wide Open Views To The Bay! Stunning, grand open space, updated 3BR/3BA, 4000 sf. w/granite foyer, volume ceilings, eat-in kitchen & 40 ft. great room w/granite mirrored bar, family room w/fp, exercise & hobby rooms, elevator to 2CG, and pool in a gated golf course community.............................$1,399,000. •Gated w/Separate Guest Cottage! Siesta Key-white sugar sand beach and an excellent location, 3BR/3.5BA w/tile, wood & bamboo floors, central vacuum, intercom system & elevator plus guest cottage of 2BR/2BA w/new tile floors & A/C.....................................................................................................$1,100,000. •Professionally Remodeled on Canal! 4BR/4BA, 3CG, family room, sunroom, diagonal tile floors, crown moldings tray ceilings, Corian, high-tech kitchen w/maple cabinets & stainless steel appliances, caged pool w/new deck, & refurbished davits......................................................................................$1,049,000. •Enchanting 180-Degree Sunsets on the Bay! Direct Bay Front 2BR+den/2.5BA PENTHOUSE, 3,000+/-SF, crown moldings, neutral carpeting, 2 convertible balconies, master suite w/private balcony & builtins......................................................................................$899,000. •Deep Sailboat Water-Canal with No Bridges to Bay! Residence of 1,885 sq. ft. with a private dock, 3BR/2BA, updated with diagonal tile floors, crown moldings, fireplace, kitchen with breakfast bar, raised panel wood cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, privately set pool & 2 car garage................$839,000. •Reduced $50,000-Looking For an Offer! Canal with no bridges to the bay, updated LBK home with 3BR/3BA, new 18” diagonal tile floors, new Corian counters, new appliances, fresh paint, new roof, new pool, new deck & surface and oversized garage.............................................................................$829,000. •Stunning Bay and City Views! Downtown bay front end unit with 2,315 sq. ft., 3BR/2.5BA, 1 assigned parking space in garage, marble floors, eat-in kitchen, walk-in closets, newer water heater, A/C unit, smooth surface range, and dishwasher, in a guard gated building with 2 pools, 2 tennis courts, and boat docks available................................................................................................$695,000. •Downtown Bay Front Penthouse! Incredible panoramic views with over 2,500 +/- sq, ft. waiting for your designer touch! The downtown location puts everything - restaurants, shops, theaters and cultural events at your fingertips for your enjoyment.............................................................................................$675,000. •Entrancing Bay and Marina Views! A premier bay front, downtown building w/pool, hot tub, workout room, security, concierge & valet services! 2BR/2BA w/1,822 SF, redesigned floor plan w/serving bar, marble floors & 2 open air balconies & garaged parking......................................................................$499,000. •Premier Bay Front Location! Full service, secure building w/concierge & valet services close to nearly every cultural event in the city - The Ritz, The Van Wezel, theaters & more! 2BR/2BA w/built-ins, kitchen w/breakfast bar, 2 balconies& garaged parking......................................................................$375,000. •Superbly Updated Downtown Residence! Partially furnished with 2BR/2BA 1537 sq. ft.and a new Nafco wood-like floor, carpet & 6-panel doors, crown moldings, 32’ Great Room w/fluted pilaster door trim, updated kitchen with new appliances and granite, sunroom & covered parking.....................$350,000. •Smell the Salt in the Air & Feel the Sand in Your Toes! 2BR/2BA Close to St. Armand’s w/a private courtyard entrance, fresh paint, newer Berber carpet, vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows, a desirable end location & covered parking.........................................................................................................$229,000.

Year Established: It opened 30 years ago. Owner: Lorry Eible. Managers: Carmen Guislain, Lori S. Steiner and Jodi Frauhiger supervise six employees. Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Type of store: Upscale contemporary fashions, evening wear and an extensive shoe boutique. Alterations are also offered. Most expensive items: Black-tie, designer-label knit items sell for $1,600. Least costly item: Accessories start at $3. Favorite book: “Anything suspense” is Guislain’s first choice. But for relaxing, she likes spiritual reading. Favorite movie: “Anything with Tom Cruise — I’m there,” came a quick answer from Guislain.

Lusya Sullivan

Carmen Guislain, left, and Jodi Frauhiger, are two of the store’s three managers. What you like best about this area: “It’s pleasant, it’s relaxing and it’s beautiful,” she says. What you like least: She does not have a problem with anything here. “I like everything.” Best business advice ever

received: “Loyalty towards the customers,” she said, adding that “you really have to enjoy people in this type of business.” If you could reincarnate, what would you be?: “I’d be the same,” she says. — Lusya Sullivan

Joselle Culp, left, Shirley McKnight, Sally Dunham, Brent Parker, Michael Saunders and Jim Bridges prepare to sell new luxury residences at Vista Bay Point.

Marketplace Developer Vista Bay Point, LLC, has initiated sales activity in association with Michael Saunders & Company on the 17 new private residences that will comprise Vista Bay Point. The upscale condominium enclave is being built at Golden Gate Point, a premium bayfront peninsula located on the western skyline of downtown Sarasota. Each Vista Bay Point residence commands at least 3,000 square feet in the east tower and 3,317 in the west tower. Each residence is an entire level of its own, with expansive living areas that feature panoramic views of Sarasota Bay and premium-included features throughout.

Distinctively designed floor plans include raised ceilings, private elevator lobbies, gourmet kitchens with custom Italian cabinetry, bay side and city side balconies. Each residence will be pre-wired for state-of-the-art audio, video, cable and satellite needs, equipped with energy efficient dual zone climate controls and an advanced home security system. And each will have its own fully enclosed two-car garage with personal storage area. Residences are priced from $870,000 to more than $1 million. The condo’s amenities will also include a heated pool and spa, a spacious social room with game and billiard tables, a bar with catering kitchen, a high-tech theater, and a fullyequipped fitness center. — Shay Sullivan


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LISTINGS New Construction on Golden Gate Point! ◆ Grand Riviera... Private enclave of 10 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramic views, private boat docks (subject to final approval) 2,860 - 5,582 sq ft. Priced from $1,300,000 to $3,700,000.


◆ Lido Shores Gulf Front Lot! Approximately 2 acres in prime Sarasota location surrounded by multi-million dollar homes. Plans have been approved for a single family residence. $5,985,000. ◆ Sabal Cove... Choose from 2 desirable lots in an area of million $ homes. Greenbelt views. $399,000 & $349,000. ENDING! P E L A S Lake & golf course views. $799,000.


◆ L’Ambiance Penthouse... The ultimate in luxury & sophistication! Sweeping views of the gulf, Islandside golf course & Sarasota bay! 5200 square feet with 14’ ceilings, enormous wraparound terrace & three covered parking spaces! Offered unfurnished for $7,399,000. ◆ Water Club...Exquisitely appointed, spacious beachfront residence w/3 large terraces! Popular “Arlington” plan w/beautiful upgrades throughout! 2 covered parking spaces. $2,695,000. ◆ Vizcaya...Spacious, luxurious condo with the feel of a single family home. Exquisitely furnished & appointed with a private pool & stunning views of the gulf. $2,649,000. ◆ Water Club...Sophisticated “Cambridge” floor plan tastefully appointed throughout! 2 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen with granite, extra storage & 2 covered parking spaces $1,249,000. ◆ Marina Bay...Bay & gulf view compliment this graciously appointed residence with over 3,000 squre feet. Well designed with family room, 2 terraces. 2nd covered parking space available for an additional $30,000. $998,000.


◆ Marina Bay....Elegance & sophistication define this 3BR, 3BA residence with bay views! Almost 3,400 sq ft. Quality appointments throughout. Spacious family room & kitchen, separate dining room, & 2 terraces. $899,000. ◆ Aquarius... Direct gulf front with beachG views from every ! N I D N PE corian kitchen. $599,000. room! UpdatedS with LEthroughout, Atile ◆ Inn on the Beach... Enjoy club suite & all the amenities of a 4 star luxury resort. 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,294.00. $239,000. ◆ Inn on the Beach... Club suite with unobstructed golf course views. 2001 Gross Revenue of $41,225.50. Gulf front, 4 star luxury resort. $194,000.

Residential Homes

◆ Buttonwood Harbor...Brand new, spacious custom home on deep, protected sailboat water! Top of the line throughout, sure to please the most discriminating buyer!........... $1,695,000. ◆ Royal Palm Harbor/Siesta Key...Terrific location! Sailboat Water, 3rd house from bay, walk to beach! $985,000. ◆ The Bayou...Immaculately maintained home with 12’ to 14’ ceilings, open floor plan, light & bright. S.P. on the Bayou $799,000. ◆ Emerald Point South...Brand new and ready to move ! custom luxG16 D in! Gorgeous. Private community ofIN only N E P E L SA ury homes. $699,000. ◆ The Bayou...Well-designed home with spacious rooms, high ceilings, skylights, + family room. Caged lanai area & large open pool on serene, private lake. $669,000. ◆ The Village...Old Florida charm! Totally renovated beach cottage on Longboat’s north end. Mexican tile throughout, new appliances, caged pool, screened lanai, Florida room & just 1/2 block from the community boat dock & fishing pier! $437,500.

Investment Opportunity

◆ Gulf Front Motel...P&L statement available or consider this as a building opportunity. $1,995,000.


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Chamber raises the ‘Barr’ BY LUSYA SULLIVAN Staff Writer

June’s Business After Hours event was held Tuesday, June 18, at the Sports Page Bar and Grille in Sarasota. It was hosted by co-owners Kenny Barr and Bob Richards.

Sabal Cove, Longboat Key






As Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce’s monthly event, it is one of those special events where people are not concerned with making a grand late entrance. It was scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. but a number of attendees already were socializing and enjoying refreshments and hors d’oeuvres around 5 p.m.

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4 BR/3.5 BA, 4350 sq ft exclusive designer home, built by James Clabaugh, with a traditional interior, tantalizing water views and Blue harbourside golf course views. Reduced to $1,490,000. Call Esther for a personal tour. Esther Lennox, Realtor® RoseBay Real Estate, Inc. Cell: 941-650-0666 Office: 941-366-7673 email:

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fitness center, and a lush pool and spa overlooking the yacht harbor. All in an exceptional location of arts and culture amidst tropical beauty, minutes from the beach. Visit the spectacular new Design Center, showcasing Beau Ciel’s lavish finishing selections, located just next door to the Beau Ciel Sales Center at 500 N.Tamiami Trail.




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Alzheimer’s Association honors Cobb

Maureen Simpson and Joan Wilson

Brigitte and Tom Conklin

Gloria and Marty Moss BY EMILY WALSH Staff Writer

The Alzheimer’s Association celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Manatee/Sarasota Counties Chapter Inc. on Thursday, June 20, at the Sarasota University Club. The group celebrated with a fashion show and luncheon chaired by Kacy Carla Bennington. Local celebrities, including Karen Snow, Joan Krall, Phyllis Cobb, Annie Sundeen, Roberta Hamilton, Linda Carson, Thomas Conklin, Bennington and more, modeled clothing by Silk Safari, Willow 506 and Maus & Hoffman. Annette Scherman added the commentary to the show, making it a very lively event. Alzheimer’s Association President Thomas Conklin presented the first annual Bernice D. Braznell Founder’s Award to Phyllis Cobb. Cobb was one of the founding members of the association with Braznell and recounted the days of making the first press release and the first newsletter. Cobb recalled that she and Braznell used to denote their newsletters as “one-martini newsletters and two-martini newsletters.” ❑


Annette Scherman has a ball commenting on clothing.

Photos by Emily Walsh

Marilyn Maleckas and Kathy Schersten

Phyllis Cobb beams after receiving her award.

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isit Gibraltar Homes’ new intimate maintenance-free enclave of 27 luxury golf course custom homes featuring 2,500 to 3,200 sq. ft. of living area. Choose from architectural designs reminiscent of classic Tuscan and Mizner creations. Be surrounded by breathtaking views of the 1st, 10th and 18th fairways of the Palmer-designed Private Course or delight in a short walk to the private Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club. Come and experience the sensational Vilamoura lifestyle.

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This advertisement is for information purposes only, and should not be the sole basis of a decision to purchase any property at Lakewood Ranch. All prices and plans detailed are subject to change without notice, and SMR Communities is under no obligation to construct or install any facility or improvement. Models and some lifestyles depicted in photographs are representative and do not reflect any racial preference. Facts are accurate as of publication date.


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Longboat Lore



Real Estate Agent on Longboat Key for Sales Volume in 2000 & 2001!



Enchanting paradise reflecting the romance of French Mediterranean. An intimate villa in Longboat’s most exclusive creation. Complete with private pool............$4,190,000.

Executive estate on 1.2 wooded acres. Space for endless possibilitiesguest, nanny or in-law suites. 6/7 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 3 car garage, caged pool, on a quiet cul-de-sac. Charming area for children, craft areas in golf and tennis community. Residence for living well & entertaining w/flair.............$929,900.


Private enclave of 10 luxurious residences on the tip of Golden Gate Point! Unparalleled panoramVIZCAYA ic views, private boat docks (subject to final approval) 2,984 to Spacious, luxurious direct gulf front 5,659 sq. ft. Priced from condo with southern exposure and ....$1,300,000 to $3,700,000. magnificent views! 3BR/4.5BA. Summer kitchen, guest suite, private LONGBOAT KEY elevator & 2-car garage. Enclave of Private estate with 180-degree, only 31 residences!...$3,950,000. sweeping views of Sarasota Bay. The ultimate! Perfectly decorated Serenity and style in each living area and appointed penthouse condo. of this fabulous 4400 sq. ft. Maximized views in an elegant home.....................$3,250,000. enclave of only 31 residences. 2-car garage....................$2,999,900.


This is truly a quality custom home with views to Sarasota Bay. 4/5 bedroom home for gracious island living........$2,250,000. Charming home with interesting elevation, architectural detailing and superb finishes. Private dock on deep water canal and advanced outdoor lighting...........$1,695,000.

GRAND BAY The ultimate private corner in the newest Grand Bay building. Panoramic vistas of the bay, marina and preserve. Wrap around glass terraces that don’t look into another building. Very tastefully decorated & in move-in condition...........................$1,149,000. Exquisite Biscayne with tiled floor, wooden shutters & decorator detailed for a move-in resort home. Condo Complex has all the amenities - tennis, fitness, heated pool & Beach Club access....$1,100,000.

THE RITZ Beyond imagination, old world grandeur with timeless grace. World class residences. All the finest amenities come together with this lovely condo which has never been occupied. Modified Monte Carlo.....................$1,399,000.

SABAL COVE Lushly landscaped setting for a magnificent, spacious custom home with many architectural upgrades and large rooms. Caged pool and lanai area. Gracious living for Florida lifestyle within the security gated Longboat Key Club......$995,000.

L’AMBIANCE Exquisite and architecturally significant detailing and major built-ins in the premiere condo community behind the gates of the Longboat Key Club................$3,450,000.


Direct Gulf front condo at Beachplace is finally for sale. Behind gates of the Longboat Key Fabulous views and excellent rental Club with Har-Tru tennis courts and history. 2 bedroom/2 bath..$679,000. deeded beach access, water views MARINA TOWERS with a large dock on deep water........................$980,000. Fabulous views from this 9th floor condo home overlooking Sarasota COREY’S LANDING Bay. Lavish master suite and magnifPerfectly situated bay front home icent balconies............$895,000. with big bay views and privacy. Meticulous elegance in garden villa INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY with 4 bedrooms with guest suite Longboat Key Gulf front property. with sitting room and private bal- Profit and Loss statement available cony on the second floor. or as a building opportuniFurnished...............$1,550,000. ty..........................$1,995,000.


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Homer Greer, left, led a petition drive that resulted in transfer of ownership of the accreted peninsula at the north tip of Longboat to Manatee County in 1973. Manatee County commissioners named the park Greer Island in 1983 to honor the volunteer work of Homer and his wife, Mary, right. The place name is now eligible for federal designation.

Greer Island protected as a coastal preserve Although located within the town limits of Longboat Key, Greer Island (also known as Beer Can Island) is a Manatee County park. The Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department, which has a cooperative agreement with the town on management of the coastal preserve, recently installed six new signs, beginning on the beach near the Northshore Road access and continuing around to the Pass. Sand from the Gulf side has moved into the Pass, connecting the park to a 1925 bridge abutment previously on a small island of its own. Boaters and beachgoers are now forewarned of Manatee County Ordinance 82-19, which bans alcoholic beverages, overnight camping, pets and littering. Ownership was transferred in 1974 from the state of Florida to Manatee County, following a claim by developer Frank Conrad that the land had accreted onto his upland property at the north tip of Longboat. A public controversy had ensued, fed by articles and editorials in Don Moore’s Islander newspaper. Homer Greer, who led a petition drive for public ownership, worked with Longboat Mayor Sam Gibbon and Manatee County Commissioner Bud Fortson. They raised funds to hire an attorney and made numerous trips to Tallahassee to present their case to the state. Gov. Reubin Askew resolved the matter by delaying a scheduled vote by the State Internal Improvement Fund Board and facilitating transfer of ownership of the accreted peninsula to Manatee County, providing that the land would permanently remain in its natural state with no construction of any kind. A Nov. 6, 1980, article in The Longboat Observer reported on a Founders Day Dinner, at which 11 residents were honored as “outstanding citizens” and whose names were inscribed on a Tablet of Honor in Bicentennial Park at Town Hall. Homer Greer was honored as the “Father of Beer Can Island.” Homer and Mary Greer, both active conservationists, began vacationing on Longboat in 1960, and in 1962 built their home on Northshore Road, overlooking Beer Can Island. Homer, a graduate of the University of Illinois, had owned and oper-

by Barry WALSH

Manatee County Parks & Recreation Department has erected six new signs on Greer Island (formerly Beer Can Island) in Longboat Pass. Boaters and beachgoers are given notice that County Ordinance 82-19 bans alcoholic beverages, overnight camping, pets and littering in the 28-acre coastal preserve. That means no more beer cans. ated the 600-acre Wild Acres Hunt Farm, where he raised and released pheasants for hunting and “learned to appreciate the protection of virgin land.” Mary Greer, a graduate of Stetson University and Northwestern, was a schoolteacher and textbook author. A great-great-granddaughter of President John Adams and a Suffragette, she was honored by a Florida


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SOLD in 2000 & 2001!



Team in Florida! in 2000!


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ONGBOAT EY DON’T RENT - Have your own private haven in this warm community with marina, clubhouse, pool and deeded beach access. Furnished 2 bedroom villa with screened lanai overlooking preserve. Flat tile roof. Boat dock. $249,900. Museum Deputy Director and Chief Curator Dr. Aaron DeGroft and Gretchen Ginnetti from Comcast, the exhibition’s major sponsor, stand with Winslow Homer’s “Snap the Whip.”


‘Anthem’ previewed at Ringling Museum


330 John Ringling Blvd. Sarasota, FL 376-6411 ~Direct Line 388-4433 - office 924-9000 ~ showing inquiries

The John and Mable Ringling Museum had a preview of the exhibition “An American Anthem: 300 Years of Painting from The Butler Institute of American Art” on Thursday, June 20 in the West Gallery. The exhibition includes 55 paintings by artists from the last three centuries and features the American masterpiece “Snap the Whip” by Winslow Homer. This masterpiece was delivered in a special truck all by itself. In addition to a special preview of the exhibit, guests were asked to submit the name of their favorite painting and reason why, with the results to be graphed on the Gallery Wall. Ringling Executive Director Dr. John Wetenhall and Chief Curator Dr. Aaron DeGroft talked about their excitement in hosting the exhibit and future possibilities for the museum. ❑


For Your Consideration 3 bedroom waterfront home w/ new dock and 10 lb. lift, pool & manicured jungle yard. Available for $998,000 Country Club Shores-A Perfectionist’s DREAM!! Large 2 bed/2 bath home TOTALLY remodeled in '97. Finished with fiberglass lap pool, spa, and 3000sqft of pavers, dock w/14000lb lift and LUSH tropical landscape. Enjoy the clean European Style! $739,000 2nd off the BAY! Country Club Shores. The most beautiful views of Sarasota Bay and City skyline come with completed architectural plans to build a 4267 sqft home w/2352 sqft of terraces. Until you are ready, enjoy the existing updated 3 BR + DEN, 2 1/2 bath home that awaits you. TURNKEY FURNISHED. In mint condition. $1,150,000

Senate resolution for her community service. In 1983, when Manatee County renamed Beer Can Island in honor of the Greers, the county commission chairman wrote to the U.S. Board of Geographic Names only to learn of a federal policy not to name natural features for living persons. The name was acceptable, though, for state and local use. Since the death of Mary Greer in 1991 and Homer Greer in January of this year, Manatee County may now ask the U.S. Board of Geographic Names to register Greer Island for use on federal maps and charts. The Sarasota Audubon Society conducts bird walks and counts in the park, which attracts dozens of shore birds, including at-risk species such as wood storks, roseate spoonbills and ibis. The new signs, along with the addition of waste bins on the beach, though visually intrusive in a natural area, are in reaction to recreational use that threatens the viability of Greer Island as a wildlife sanctuary — the very trait that attracts people to the park. ❑


house! Directly on the Gulf. 2 bedrooms. Furnished.



sunset views - see city lights, dolphins in the Gulf, 180˚ view of everything! South Longboat Key, 2 bedrooms, large balcony, views from every room. Close to shopping, restaurants. $699,000.


LONGBOAT KEY 2BR GULF-FRONT CONDO “Behind the Gates”... Awesome panoramic Gulf & Bay views.......$559,000


DIRECT GULF FRONT 2 BR, S. Longboat, immaculately maintained....... $529,000


GULF FRONT - Sunrises and sunsets, gulf, bay, skyline and golf course views. Southwest exposure, light, bright and airy, this unit boasts 2BR + den, 2 balconies, plantation shutters, garage parking, many amenities. $975,000.



ITZ ARLTON - Sensational one-of-a-kind, 15th floor residence w/many upgrades. Custom cherry cabinets, Sub-Zero refrigerator, 3 bedrooms + large den, open floor plan, breathtaking view of bay & marina. 2 parking, 2 storage. $2,590,000.


– Magnificent, fabulous custom south corner penthouse w/spectacular panoramic views of Gulf & Bay. Most sought after floor plan w/Saturnian floors, marble baths, granite kitchen. Private elevator. 2 car garage. $2,899,000.

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Brand new, beautiful maintenance-free courtyard home. Awesome designer finishes and custom built-ins. Separate guest room off courtyard. Ceramic tile throughout, private caged pool. Overlooks preserve. $497,000.

QUEENS HARBOR- 2BR maintenance-free home with

gourmet kitchen and pool.




Charming downtown location, this property has three units (1) 3 bedroom 2 bath home (2) a 1 bedD eff. with L(3) SO room 1bath apt bath. Could be a great rental while living here, also a wonderful compound to make yours. $299,000





ABAL OVE ATERFRONT – Almost new, exquisite design and detail meet fabulous waterfront location. Grand living room with soaring ceilings and designer built-ins, separate elegant dining, impressive wood paneled library. 4 bedrooms, including grand master with his and her baths. Heated pool. 3 car garage. $1,699,000.




ARBOR CRES ATERFRONT – On a large yacht basin to Sarasota Bay. Southern exposure, palatial in size, exquisite details. 5,300 sq. ft. residence will feature 4 BR, including first floor master suite, soaring ceilings, library, game room, custom gourmet island kitchen, granite surfaces, butler’s pantry, fireplace, pool/spa & elevator. Sailboat protected dock, circular paved driveway, 3 car garage. $3,950,000.



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AYFRONT – Dock your boat at home when you build on this sailboat deep waterfront lot with unparalleled views. $1,499,000.

GULF FRONT- North Siesta Key small exclusive enclave tucked into almost an acre with spectacular views of the Gulf, Big Pass, South Lido, the bayou and sunsets. $1,995,000. 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite #1 Longboat, Key FL 34228


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RAND AY - Decorator furnished Biscayne with breathtaking views of the bay and city skyline! Two bedrooms plus den with every amenity including fitness center, fabulous pool, clubhouse, gated community and private beach club. $899,000.

A small community of five homes, this is truly one of a kind on the whitest sand known to us here in Florida. Large living area with extended balcony with spiral staircase to pool area. Filtered views to the bay and clear view of the pool and recreation area. Deeded beach access. Boat slip and 10,000lb boatlift included, pool. $879,000 Plush beachside condo with pride of place. Designer decorated unit boasts gulf frontage, 24hour security. Tiled foyer, airy interior, light and airy spirit. Rec room, very nice custom blinds, spacious bedrooms, Extra-large closets, 2 BR/2 baths. Washer/dryer. Clubhouse, community swimming pool/spa, turnkey. Covered parking. A beautiful buy! $625,000



SEA GATE – Spectacular 10th floor southwest corner - sunrise to


Wonderful home on Bird Key! Separate office with bath makes this executive home a must see. 4 full bedrooms and could be a perfect family compound or just a winter hideaway. Home has been modestly remodeled and is ready for occupancy. $518,000

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SIESTA KEY- Rare find! 3 Ibedroom villa in the Village. NG garage! Dattached Ceramic tile throughout 2 car $399,000. EN Pand ISLANDER CLUB - Fabulous first floor feels like a beach

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PLAYER OF THE WEEK How many years have you played tennis? “I started taking lessons in the early ’70s and soon I joined a club and played for one hour once a week until I retired,” says Shapiro. “I really started to play regularly in 1987 when my husband, Mel, and I bought a place here on Longboat Key. Then I started to play more seriously when the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center opened.” What is your best swing — serve, backhand, etc.? “My forehand crosscourt is my strongest swing. That’s what people know me by and it is what they’re afraid of,” teases Shapiro.

Beverley Shapiro

What is your specialty? Singles? Doubles? “I only play doubles,” says Shapiro. She adds, “I did win a trophy for a singles tournament in ’87, but I haven’t played singles since then. I play mostly women’s doubles, but I really do like to play mixed doubles too.”

Captain of the USTA Women’s 3.0 team, cocaptain of the USTA Women’s Senior 3.0 team and plays on the Tri-cities 3.5 team at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center

What kind of racket do you use? “I use a Prince Thunder Extender 880. It’s a pretty worn racket, but it’s newly restrung,” says Shapiro. “I’ve tried some of the newer rackets but I didn’t seem to play any better with them, so I’ve realized that it’s the Indian not the arrow.”

Emily Walsh

TEAMWORK Twice The Effort, Twice The Results! PRESTANCIA All the elements for a perfect lifestyle from this impressive lakefront home. Well designed split plan four bedrooms and den/office, four baths, formal living and dining room, family room and chef’s kitchen. Captivating exterior with a large sparkling pool and spa with waterfall overlooking lake and fairway, three car garage all within the TPC golf course. $799,900

What is the one thing you’d like to improve in your game? Shapiro says, “Oh, I’d especially like to improve my backhand and I’m trying to work on getting a snap to give me a more powerful serve.” What is your most glorious moment in a match? “When we win!” exclaims Shapiro. “No,

the most glorious moment is actually when I have placed the ball so my partner can hit the winner on the return. That makes me feel good and is really the measure of how I’m playing. Winning isn’t always the measure of how well you are playing,” she adds. What is your funniest flub-up? Shapiro jokes, “Oh there’s so many of them ... there is at least one everyday! But I guess the funniest is whenever I swing at a ball and the ball is not even there! That happens very often, but it happens to everybody.” Who is the person you’d most like to meet on the court? “I admire Jennifer Capriati most of all, because of everything she’s had to deal with and overcome. Now I wouldn’t want to play against her, but I’d like to take a lesson from her,” says Shapiro. Any advice or tips for other players? Shapiro advises, “Join the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, because it is terrific. The tennis center is very good at finding players who match your skill or players who will bring your skill up to a new level.” What do you like best about playing tennis on Longboat Key? “I love this place,” says Shapiro. She adds, “Longboat Key is aesthetically beautiful and it makes you feel good because of it. I love how I can see the sun rise and see the sun set. I even saw a rainbow the other day. I am never depressed here. The bottom line is if you add it all up — I love living and playing here on Longboat Key.” — Emily Walsh

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UNIVERSITY PARK Located in gated section of “Henley on the River.” Former model with count- Gail Wittig and Cynthia “Saint” Cacchiotti less upgrades such as Corian countertops, crown moldings, tray ceilings, decorator finished walls, columns and fireplace, split plan four bedroom with enchanting outdoor heated pool and spa with view of lush landscaping and privacy abounds. $559,000

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FAIRWAY BAY Rarely available tri-level townhouse with private boat dock in your own yard to accommodate approx. a 50 ft. +/boat on deep water. Tastefully updated with special lighting, tiled floors, countless skylights, fireplace, screened lanai and two spacious bedrooms with a possible 3rd bedroom by converting den. Steps to pool or private beach club in the gated Harbourside section of the Longboat Key Club. Unfurnished. $590,000


• 80 - 100 homes sold each year • $25 million in annual sales

L’AMBIANCE Direct beachfront 3BR with panoramic views of beach. Wraparound balcony, elegant built-ins, designer furnished & 2 garage parking spaces all behind the gates of the LBK Club. $3,150,000

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LIDO SHORES A rare opportunity has come to own one of Sarasota’s most renowned estates. Located on 382’ ft of New Pass with views of southern Longboat Key and Gulf of Mexico. Build your own dream home on one or more of the 3 waterfront lots remaining in the estate. Prices from $2,800,000 to $7,500,000



Nestled in the heart of Siesta Key. Walk to Siesta Key Village and it’s white crystal sand beaches. Enjoy a sunset with gulf views from your private balcony. Private garage with storage area. 2BD/2.5BA or 3BD/3BA+den. $600,000 - $900,000

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It’s read everywhere

Sportscards Longboat Key Public Tennis Center


Event: Where’s the Boss — Monday, June 17 Finals: Jim Brown and Herb Grant def. Walter Hackett and John Cook, 6-2. 3rd Place: Lars Nilbrink and Jim Wilson def. Harber Hall and Bert Dorman, 6-3. Consolation: John Judge and Lee Rothenberg def. Wayne Wall and Dick Maher, 6-2.


LBK Public Tennis Center: 590 Bay Isles Road, 316-TEN-S (8367) Schedule — 7 Days/Week Open play: Mornings: 8, 9:30 and 11; Afternoons: 3:30, 5 and 6:30


4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, (941) 316-1980


Daily Round Robins at 9:30 a.m.: • Men: Tues., Thurs., Sat. • Women: Mon., Wed., Fri. • Mixed: 3:30 p.m. Sun. Special events: • Who’s B.O.B.: Men’s Singles, 11 a.m. Tues. • Where’s the B.O.S.S.: (3.0 to 3.75 level of play), 11 a.m. Mon. Reservations suggested.

Harold A. and Marylen Oberman of Longboat Key made sure to bring The Longboat Observer for interesting reading when they visited St. Petersburg, Russia, in August.

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T HE A BBOTT G ROUP Michael Saunders & Company C.Steven Abbott Craig W. Abbott

Ongoing classes June 26 — July 2 Health Programs: •Weight Watchers: 11:15 a.m. Monday Sports/Fitness Classes: • Aerobics, (low-impact): 8 a.m. Tues., Thurs. and Sat. • Young at Heart: 9:30 a.m. Mon., Wed.and Fri. • Muscles & More (weight-bearing): 8 a.m. Mon., Wed. and Fri. Youth Activity: • Summer Day Camp (ages 5 to 12): 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday until Aug. 9 Special Event: • Longboat Key Freedom Fest Celebration: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, July 4.

& One Terrific Team MIKE TINA

Buttonwood Harbour

Mediterranean style home features large kitchen/family room, 3 or 4BR, living room/dining area, + additional 3000 s.f. garage level with artist studio, office, workshop. Volume ceilings thru-out add to a bright open floor plan. Heated pool and lanai. Boat dock available. $785,000.

Tangerine Bay

Mary Ann

A SOTHEBY’S LISTING Penthouse #535 Custom designed, furnished DIRECT BAY FRONT, 2900 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms plus loft, 4.5 baths, 2 car private parking garage. $950,000. Penthouse #534 Direct bay front, furnished, 2840 sq. ft., 3 bedrooms plus loft, 3.5 baths, 2 car parking garage. $950,000.




POPULAR, security gated, gulf front condominium community. Exceptionally nice, Turnkey furnished penthouse. 2BD/2BA, 1178 sq ft condo with numerous amenities including heated pool w/spas, fitness center, tennis courts. All neutral decor. $327,900.




DIRECT GULF VIEW from Living room, Dining area, Master bedroom, kitchen & lanai. Beautifully light & bright, immaculate, turnkey furnished. SALE PENDING $685,000.

➤GREAT VIEW AND... cathedral ceilings, private elevator, enclosed garage, 2 small pets allowed. 3BR/2.5BA also included. Who needs more? $545,000.

Longboat Harbour

WATERFRONT ELEGANCE ➤OVER TWO ACRES... Sumptuous 5BR/5.5BA Mediterranean home with commanding views of the river and bay. Beautifully accented with custom finishes, the residence has pool, beach, dock and separate guest house. $2,950,000.

WONDERFUL Furnished 2BR/2BA overlooking boating canal. Beach-to-bay ammenities include, beach club, clubhouse, tennis, 4 pools, covered parking. SALE PENDING $225,000.

Cedars East


NEW FURNISHINGS, carpeting and paint. 2BR/2BA townhome with large garage. Popular complex w/ Jr. Olympic size pool. 10 Har-Tru tennis courts. Excellent rental income. $257,500.

➤ESTATE NEIGHBORHOOD... Gated entry and treecanopied drive lead to Sarasota’s crown jewel. 4 plus acres and over 380 feet of beach.... 2 pools with waterfall. 11 room residence including staff quarters. Gracious living on a grand scale. $11,900,000.

Harbour Court SALE PENDING Sea Place SALE PENDING Water Club II SOLD Buttonwood Cove SOLD Inn on the Beach SOLD Bay Isles SOLD

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LONGBEACH GULF FRONT CONDOS Exceptional Gulf views from these bright 2BR/2BA end units. Low density complex near LBK’s finest beaches shopping & restaurants. $439,000. CANAL FRONT HOME Nicely maintained 3BR/2BA offers private setting and beach deeded access. Great Value! $349,900. GREAT VALUE Lowest priced canal home on Longboat Key. Ready to move in. Built up to take advantage of open Bay views. Near Beach access & tranquil Durante Park. $310,000. SPACIOUS GULFFRONT HOME Spectacular gulf and sunsets views, sounds of the ocean and white sugar sand right at your doorstep. Inviting 5BR/3BA home on 100 x 180 lot with excellent income revenue. $3,200,000.

One Call, Double The Action Please visit our website to view these, and our other listings at Daytime (941) 383-5543 Evenings (941) 794-1388 or (941) 795-5950




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Tina Rudek & Mike Migone 6272


BAYFRONT LOT 200 ft. direct bay with 165 ft. side canal on deep water. 8 ft. easement to beach, newer seawall and well. Call for survey. $2,100,000.

$1,050,000. $385,000.

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Michael Saunders & Company 440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key

LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE Don’t miss your opportunity to own a new home in this maintenance free waterfront community. Short walk to sugar sand beaches, your own deep water dock and sparkling community pool. $739,000. BAY AND GULF VIEWS Nature and bird lover’s retreat. Rarely available northern tip waterfront home with breathtaking Bay & Gulf views. Cathedral ceilings, art studio, large sun deck, 2 car garage $875,000.


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RARELY AVAILABLE SEA PINES CONDO Breathtaking gulf views over lush tropical landscaping & sparkling pool. Turnkey furnished 2BR/2BA in a well maintained small complex. $539,000.

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Golf Gambits

Real, true and unexaggerated Rules of golf In response to several requests to repeat some of the humorous sayings related to golf, which I have quoted in past articles, here are a few of the better ones: 1. If you really want to get better at golf, go back and take it up at a much earlier age. 2. The game of golf is 90% mental and 10% mental. 3. Since bad shots come in groups of three, a fourth bad shot is actually the beginning of the next group of three. 4. When you look up and cause an awful shot, you will always look down again at exactly the moment when you ought to start watching the ball if you ever want to see it again. 5. Any change works for a maximum of three holes and a minimum of not at all. 6. No matter how bad you are playing, it is always possible to play worse. 7. Never try to keep more than 300 separate thoughts in you mind during your swing. 8. When your shot has to carry over a water hazard, you can either hit one more club or two more balls. 9. If you’re afraid a full shot might reach the green while the foursome ahead of you is still putting out, you have two options: You can immediately shank a lay-up, or you can wait until the green is clear and top a ball halfway there.

10. The less skilled the player, the more likely he is to share his ideas about the golf swing. 11. The inevitable result of any golf lesson is the instant elimination of the one critical unconscious motion that allowed you to compensate for all your errors. 12. If it ain’t broke, try changing your grip. 13. Golfers who claim they don’t cheat, also lie. 14. Everyone replaces his divot after a perfect approach shot. 15. A golf match is a test of your skill against your opponent’s luck. 16. It’s surprisingly easy to hole a 50-foot putt when you lie 10. 17. Counting on your opponent to inform you when he breaks a Rule is like expecting him to make fun of his own haircut. 18. Nonchalant putts count the same as chalant putts. 19. It’s not a gimme if you’re still away. 20. The shortest distance between any two points on a golf course is a straight line that passes directly through the center of a very large tree. 21. There are two kinds of bounces: unfair bounces and bounces just the way you meant to play it. 22. You can hit a two-acre fairway 10% of the time and a 2-inch branch 90% of the time. 23. Every time a golfer makes a birdie, he must subsequent-

HAL Lenobel

ly make two triple bogeys to restore the fundamental equilibrium of the universe. 24. If you want to hit a 7-iron as far as Tiger Woods does, simply try to lay up just short of a water hazard. 25. To calculate the speed of a player’s downswing, multiply the speed of his back swing by his handicap. Example: back swing 30 mph, handicap 20, downswing 600 mph. 26. There are two things you can learn by stopping your back swing at the top and checking the position of your hands: How many hands you have and which one is wearing the glove. 27. Hazards attract; fairways repel. 28. You can put “draw” on the ball, you can put “fade” on the ball, but no golfer can put “straight” on the ball. 29. A ball you can see in the rough from 50 years away is not yours. 30. If there is a ball in the fringe and a ball in the bunker, your ball is in the bunker. 31. If both balls are in the bunker, yours is in the footprint. 32. Don’t buy a putter until you’ve had a chance to throw it. Hal Lenobel, a Longboat Key resident, is rules and tournament chairman and a former president of the Men’s Golf Association of the Longboat Key Club and a former member of the Rules & Tournament Committee of the United States Golf Association. ❑

WAGNER REALTY Bridget Spiess at The Centre Shops

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Since 1939 BAY VIEWS Longboat Village 2BR plus den & family room, tile floors. Approximately 1800 sf, 2-car garage & extra outbuilding. New sprinkler system, exterior to be painted. Call today! Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577. #221046....$580,000

En PROVENCE A fabulous penthouse with glorious Gulf views. 6,000 sq. ft. of luxury overlooking the finest beach in the best location on the Key. Perfectly finished with 4 bedrooms, wrap terrace, private elevator, cathedral $7,600,000. ceilings and 2 fireplaces. Never has been lived in.


Construction, this 3/5BR-4.5BA home offers 5450 sq. ft. of exceptional quality and detail. Lush tropical setting w/incredible pool/spa area and large covered dock w/lifts. Call Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976. #82138..........................................................................................................$2,750,000 PRESTIGIOUS RIVERVIEW BLVD Spacious 3BR/2.5BA home on large landscaped lot. Spectacular view of Manatee River. Caged pool-boat dock. Dorothy Cook 383-5577. #218968.......................................................$1,950,000 BAYFRONT PARADISE Outstanding architectual design and lush tropical landscaping. Screened wrap around veranda, solar heated pool, and private boat dock. 4BR/2.5BA, den, plus non conforming guest suite with bath and maid’s quarters on first level. Call Yvonne Higgins at 720-3879......................................................................................$1,150,000 RARE FIND IN ANNA MARIA A 4BR/3BA waterfront home on Anna Maria’s north end. Fenced yard with many fruit trees and a 40’ dock! Secluded area of fine homes. Harold Small 778-2246. #81528.............................................................................................................$599,000 ST ARMANDS TREASURE Beautifully landscaped, 3BR3BA home with recently updated kitchen, bath and more. Warm tropical feel of "Old Florida" on quiet side of Circle. Walk to Five Star shops, dining and Lido Beach. Spacious great rm, pecky cypress. A must see! Call Duane Henderson 727-2800. #81876..................................................................$564,900 BEAUTIFUL ISLAND DUPLEX Really nice 2/2 and 2/1 duplex, 2 blocks from beach in Holmes Beach. Underneath parking. Good tenants in place. Alice Ohme 761-3100. #83154.................................................................$399,000 LONGBOAT KEY LOT Large residential lot in prestigious Bay Isles. Gated, private beach club, golf course, tennis. Near Marina. Call Alice Ohme 7613100. #81889.................................................................................................$355,000 PRICED TO SELL!! Lovely 2BR/2BA turnkey furnished villa – steps to Gulf beach and shops. Jack McCormick 383-5577. #221157..................$199,900


On the Gulf of Mexico with over-sized terraces to enjoy the sunsets. Luxurious master suite, architectural cove, tray, and crown molding. $2,755,000 and $2,895,000. Plush amenities. Offering two units.


Vizcaya embodies a casual, Mediterranean elegance with a European ambiance with balconies for panoramic views of the Gulf. Luxurious in $3,300,000. all amenities. Decorator furnished.


Fabulous views of Sarasota Bay, Longboat Key, Marina and the Gulf. 24 hour Concierge, valet parking. Walk to the library, theaters, and restaurants. Offered at $539,000.


Majestic custom built home on deep water canal w/private boat dock. 4 bedroom/4.5 bath. Soaring 32’ ceilings, heated pool. Elegantly $1,675,000. decorated.


3 bedroom/2.5 bath home with a separate boat dock. Living room w/vaulted ceiling, skylight. Master bedroom on first floor. $559,000.



Spectacular 3 bedroom (split plan), 3.5 bath unit on the 8th floor with spectacular, panoramic views of bay, marina, Lido and Longboat Keys. $1,249,000. Walk to theaters, restaurants & shopping.

MARINERS COVE - Top floor unit w/2516 sq. ft., fabulous bay views. Gated community with 2 pools, tennis and deep water dockage. Dave Moynihan 778-2246 or 778-7976. #82016..........................................$515,000 DUPLEX INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITY 2BR with deck and screened porch. Steps to community boat ramp and dock, good parking. Call today! Mary Wickersham or Cindy English 383-5577. #218462.......................................$428,000 SANDY BEACHES, GULF VIEW - 2BR/2BA on the Gulf. Secured elevator, lighted tennis courts and heated pool. Fully furnished and updated. Lila or Brad Pearson 761-3100. #82198.......................................................$405,000 PRICED BELOW RECENT APPRAISAL - Longboat 2/2 condo. Granite countertops, stone tile floors, boat dock $160 a year. Owner open to all terms. Jack Knoedl 761-3100. #83252....................................................................$246,500

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Marine Scene


annerle grew up on the island. She knows all the best neighborhoods as only a native can. In fact, over 90% of her career sales have been right here on the key. But best of all, Hannerle is more than happy to share her in-depth knowledge of neighborhood pricing and the secrets of negotiating from a well-educated position of strength. What’s more, you’ll receive valuable insider intelligence from her highly informative web site and complimentary monthly newsletter. All of which are part of her award winning Relationship Marketing program that has placed her among the top ½% worldwide with Coldwell Banker Previews International. So, whether you’re interested in buying, selling or you simply want to tap into the latest native intelligence on exceptional Longboat Keys properties, call Hannerle Moore today.

Seashells come in two designs: gastropod, above, and bivalve, right.

BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED COUNTRY CLUB SHORES HOME This is a large 2200 sq.ft. with three bedrooms located on a deep-water canal with your own private boat dock and lift. Perfect for entertaining with its large pool and lanai and also being offered furnished. Go to for a virtual tour. $689,500.

World of seashells

Dwight F. DAVIS

Why shells have a shell

How bivalves live Bivalves live mainly on plankton, misty, microscopic plants and weakly swimming animal life that is carried along by winds and tides. Some, like the hard clam or quahog, use their muscular foot to burrow into the soft sediments for safety, then extend a pair of siphons, one to such the water in, the other to expel it after the food is extracted. Others, like oysters and mussels, have sticky mucus on the mantle to which the plankton adheres and is slowly swept to the food gland by hair-like cilia. These creatures, individually, can filter many gallons of water a day and greatly improve water clarity and reduce pollution. With the exception of scallops and their kin that clap their two valves together to jet around or jet away from a predator, bivalves move little or are sedentary for life.

DIRECT BAYFRONT LUXURY AT GRAND BAY This wonderful 2 bedroom condominium is beautifully put together, has gorgeous unobstructed bay views. Located on the private side of building #5, this condo also comes with 2 parking spaces. Go to for a virtual tour. $599,000.

LONGBEACH WITH GULF VIEWS This two bedroom condominium is located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end and has a full Gulf view. Totally updated and beautifully furnished, this condo is not to be missed. Go to for a virtual tour. $475,000. COUNTRY CLUB SHORES FABULOUS BUY JUST REDUCED This home is perfect for a remodel or tear down and build new. Located on one of Country Club Shores favorite streets. Go to for photos. $499,900.

How gastropods live Gastropods, on the other hand, are quite mobile and their body form differs markedly from the bivalves. The head is most often clearly separate from the body, with tentacles, eyes on a pair of stalks, a mouth armed with a radula having a series of sharp, chitinous teeth, all attached to a large muscular foot. May gastropods are herbivorous when young, becoming carnivorous or omnivorous as adults. The majority of these animals eat meat and have food preferences. The left-handed or lightning whelk is partial to hard clams, whereas the horse conch, the largest shell in American waters, likes carrion and marine snails of many kinds, including its own smaller brethren. Periwinkles and top snails live by scraping algae off rocks. A gastropod’s protection from marine enemies is not only its hard spiral shell, but its aperture which is usually covered by an operculum, a horny plate attached to the foot that can be retracted to shut out the cruel outer world.


See and touch living seashells Even if you are not a shell collector, you will still enjoy a visit to the Mote Aquarium on Sarasota’s City Island. There is an extensive mollusk exhibit that features a giant squid, 25 feet long, as well as a touch tank with living seashells and other invertebrates you can handle — plus many exhibits of fish from the Gulf of Mexico. Bring your kids and your camera. The aquarium and nearby Marine Mammal Center are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more information, phone 388-4441. Dwight F. Davis is a volunteer and past president of the Volunteer Association of Mote Marine Laboratory. ❑

PROMENADE CONDOMINIUM W/GORGEOUS GULF VIEWS Two bedroom, split plan condominium with a southern exposure and views from every room of the Gulf and a peek of the bay. This exclusive complex provides exercise, great security, & concierge. Go to for a virtual tour. $585,000. ARBORMAR CONDOMINIUM WITH FULL GULF VIEWS Fabulous Gulf to Bay views from this twobedroom condominium w/spectacular new kitchen. SALE PENDING $485,000.

Located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north end, this home is a 4 minute walk to the whitest sand beach on the key. This home is so pretty, it feels like an English cottage inside and out with a small water RARE BANYAN BAY CONDO view, flowers, plants and fountains everywhere. Go to for a This beautifully turnkey furnished and remodvirtual tour. $449,000. eled Banyan Bay Condo with a private view out to the bay with beach access right across the street. Go to for a LONGBOAT KEY VILLAGE HOME $359,000. Located on the tranquil north end, this won- virtual tour. derfully redone beach cottage is just 2½ blocks from the beach and 2 blocks from the WHITNEY BEACH CONDOMINIUM bay and pier. This beach cottage style home This condo has a pretty water view and is is so pretty & private w/lush tropical land- located on Longboat Key’s tranquil north scaping. Go to for end with deeded access to a gorgeous white photos. $335,000. sand beach right across the street. Go to for photos. $190,000.

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You may have guessed it: A shell which is hard houses the body of the mollusk, which is soft, and thus serves as protection from predators. It is not an internal supporting skeleton. The animal itself creates the shell by compounding the inorganic elements in seawater, principally calcium carbonate, with smaller amounts of phosphate, silicate, magnesium carbonate together with organic matter much like chitin. This material is deposited by the mantle in layers on the lip of the shell where growth takes place, looking like thickened concentric rings on the typical bivalve and lines parallel to the edge on gastropods. Growth, while quite fast in the young, is not continuous but periodic so that the rings or lines you see may not be useful in determining age. Many internal and external factors can interrupt growth. For strength, the shell has a complex structure with some layers of material laid at right angles to others in the manner of plywood. Folds in the mantle vary the amount of shell deposited and account for the ornamentation — ribs, spines and varices or bumps — found on many shells from spiny oysters to very knobby murex shells. A seashell like an olive shell or cowrie is smooth and glossy all over because the animal can extend its mantle over almost the whole shell surface and deposit material that hardens to a glass-like finish. Pigments secreted by the mantle account for the colors

and patterns in shells, the food ingested being a factor in pigmentation.

With only a few exceptions, seashells come in just two different designs — bivalves and gastropods (stomach-foot animals). The bivalves have two shells hinged at the back and are exemplified by oysters, mussels and clams. Gastropods, such as conchs, whelks and snails, have a univalve shell. All are in the mollusk phylum, which also includes the exceptions — primitive chitons and rare tusk shells, octopuses, squids and their relatives and the gastropod sea hares and nudibranches that have only a vestige of shell inside the body, or none at all. These animals are vastly outnumbered by the standard seashell designs which are found in all of the world’s seas. Malacologists, scientists who study both the design of shells and the anatomy of the animals inside, have recorded some 20,000 different species of bivalves and more than 100,000 species of gastropods.

Bus. (941)383-6411 • Res. (941)383-7171 • (800) 910-8728 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, Inc. - Previews 201 Gulf of Mexico Dr., Suite 1 • Longboat Key, FL 34228 Bus. fax (941) 383-3180 • Res. fax (941) 383-4496 •

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Monday, June 17 We caught sand fleas to go fishing, but it was too rainy to go fishing. Raegan went boogeyboarding a little.

Tuesday, June 18 We made flags in the morning. After lunch, we went bowling. Raegan almost got a strike. Spencer made a camp flag and did a get a strike at bowling.

Wednesday, June 19 It rained again and we played Capture the Flag when it stopped raining. We played tag inside and you had to go between players’ legs to unfreeze them. Raegan went to the dentist and came late. Sean Armstrong has a snack.

Thursday, June 20 Raegan saw “Scooby Doo” and liked it when they ran from the monster things, and when Scrappy Doo was growing into a big dog, and when they went to the airport and saw each other. Spencer saw “Spiderman.” Spiderman used his web a lot and jumped a lot like, “Wee whew!”

Full house — happy campers gather for a friendly picture.

Friday, June 21 It was field day and Spencer won his race, tug of war, sack races and wheelbarrow races. Raegan liked the wheelbarrow race but liked the 50-yard race best because she won. Spencer played chess in the afternoon. Raegan played checkers against Izzie and got four kings.

Beach, Bay & Boat Dock $ 1,650,000

53 YEARS OF DISTINCTIVE ISLAND SERVICE North Longboat Key, 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive 941-383-5543 • 1-800-335-5543 South Longboat Key, 26 Avenue of the Flowers 941-383-5544 • 1-800-950-3450

Tropical Island Court REMODELED CANALFRONT New baths, kitchen, appliances, FP, room for dock, private backyard. $425,000. John Hines 383-5543

SEA PINES GULF FRONT Rarely available 2BR/2BA TKF unit. Gorgeous gulf views overlook expansive beach area. Excellent income potential. $539,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

LONGBOAT BEACH COTTAGE 3BR elevated beach house w/deeded 15’ access to beach. 30’ screened porch. Only 1 lot away from gulf! $899,000 Cathy Meldahl 383-5544

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Lovely 2BR/2BA, den home located on choice corner lot w/side entry garage. Deeded beach access. $335,000 Helen Bradshaw 3835544

GREAT VALUE Fresh paint in & out, tile, new carpet & landscaping. Built up for open bay views. $310,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

FAMILY BEACH HOME White sugar sand at your doorstep in this inviting 5BR/3BA home on 100x180 lot w/excellence income revenue $3,200,000. Mike Migone or Tina Rudek 383-5543

BEACH HARBOUR CLUB private beach & docks, gulf & bay views, 3BR/3BA, 2 patios. $449,400. Doug Bruce 383-5543

GULF VIEWS 2BR/2BA home w/den, family room, skylights, oversized garage, screened deck $599,900 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

LONGBOAT TRI-LEVEL Townhouse 2BR/2.5BA w/gourmet kitchen, screened lanai & attached garage. New paint, tennis courts, and pool. $269,900 Peter Klaesener 3835544

DIRECT BEACHFRONT Rare opportunity to own in this location. Sandy beaches right out your door. Completely Furnished. $495,000 Mike Migone or Tina Ruduck 383-5543

132 FT. WATERFRONT COTTAGE 3BR/2BA on cu-de-sac. Crown molding, FP, sun deck, pool w/waterfall. 3 car garage. $418,900 Linda Melnick 730-5180

SAND DUNES AND SUNSETS Direct gulf views from this updated 2BR/2BA condo w/open floor plan, large lanai. $595,000 Tina Rudek or Mike Migone 383-5543

THE GRANDE PENTHOUSE Gulf front 3BR/4.5BA, 3,260 sq. ft. 10’ ceilings, 2 car garage, gulf front pool/spa. $1,899,000. Mike Nink 383-5543

MARUTA MILUNS Realtor® (941) 387-9702 Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker 6272

THE SEARCH IS OVER 2BR available in Beach Harbor Club. TKF, pool, boat dock, beach access. $214,900 383-5543

S T U N N I N G F A M I LY H O M E Professionally decorated 34BR/2BA w/many upgrades, vaulted ceilings, lush landscaping. $234,900 Linda Melnick 730-5180

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COVERT II Watch the sunset from your balcony! Two bedroom gulf front units with pool.

Bay Isles Homesite...One lot from point on the Bay. 130 feet on deep sailboat water. $1,595,000 Stunning Signature Home In Bay Isles... Over 5100 sq ft of dynamic contemporary design. 4 BRs, family room with wine cellar, saunas, exercise room, private office, 50 ft dock. $2,995,000 Grand Bay Penthouse... Sweeping views from the Bay to sunsets on the Gulf. Extensive upgrades, 2 lobby level garages, private beach club & the outstanding amenities of Grand Bay. $569,000

Michael Saunders & Company Licensed Real Estate Broker 6272



A Sotheby’s Selection... Bay Isles new premier residence. Marvelous elevation with meticulous detail. 4 bedroom suites, stainless kitchen w/butler’s pantry, 4 court garages, free-form vanishing edge pool. Bay views on deep sailboat water. $3,500,000

SEA CLUB II Sunsets, Beach, Pool. Enjoy all three at this eight unit complex. One and two bedroom units available.

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New Listing... In prestigious St. Armands Towers. Spacious 2 BR. Easy stroll to the Gulf of Mexico & the cafes of famous St. Armands Circle. Buy now before the “Ritz Effect” escalates prices. $349,000


SEA OATS Intimate gulf front, eight unit complex with great views of the beach. One and two bedroom units available.

440 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, FL 34228 (941) 383-7591

61 S. Blvd. of Presidents, Sarasota, FL 34236 (941) 388-4447 • Residence, 383-3209


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Photos by Lusya Sullivan

From left to right: Lacey Meshes; kids go over their imaginary injuries during a rescue drill; Gaia Santiago; and Pascal Wagner, who played a decapitated white male, 22, during a rescue drill.

WEATHER STATISTICS AND TIDES Sun., June 16 Mon., June 17 Tues., June 18 Wed., June 19 Thurs., June 20 Fri., June 21 Sat., June 22

High Temp. 91 85 84 87 88 89 85

Low Temp. 81 80 72 74 74 74 74

Record High 98 (1981) 98 (1981) 98 (1981) 97 (1993) 97 (1981) 98 (1981) 97 (1981)

Record Low 69 (1991) 70 (1988) 70 (1985) 72 (1996) 72 (1983) 71 (1989) 71 (1989)

Humidity 76% 67% 82% 56% 62% 62% 76%

Rainfall 0.03 0.60 0.30 0.22 TRACE TRACE 0.60

Thurs., June 27 Fri., June 28 Sat., June 29 Sun., June 30 Mon., July 1 Tues., July 2 Wed., July 3

Morning Tides High Low (none) (none) 6:06 8:43 6:25 9:53 6:42 12:05 7:06 12:40 7:32 1:20 8:00 1:58

Evening Tides High Low 1:59 10:47 2:47 11:26 3:42 (none) 4:38 11:07a 5:40 12:27 6:53 1:51 8:21 3:08

From The Longboat Observer weather station

Month-to-date Average Water 2002 2001 Temp.: 83 2.68 3.40 in.

Moon phases: First Qtr. July 16


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259,900. Downtown Bayfront, backing on Palm Ave. Walk to your favorite restaurants and theatres. 2BR/2BA, over 1,500 sq. ft. Only 14 units in building. New paint and carpet, in-unit laundry. Low condo fees.


Rental Division

Weekly Rentals Available Gulf Front: Sea Club III Sea Oats

539,900. Downtown on Gulfstream. Imagine 15th floor unsurpassed Bay front views. The condo has 2 bedrooms, 2 baths and renovations just completed. End unit, close to 1500 sq ft. You deserve to see this.


Seasonal Rentals Available Bay Side: Gulf Front: Longboat Harbour Sea Club III Fairway Bay West Chester Windward Bay Longboat Terrace Covert III

Rainfall: Year-to-date 2002 2001 14.21 in. 17.05 in.

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Marianne Correll, says… “Buy now for your future! A piece of the island is a perfect investment. Call and talk with me any time for information on the best properties to enhance our lifestyle.”

Behind the gates of Longboat Key Club and overlooking the beautiful fairway of the Harbourside Golf Course, this light and bright first floor end unit condominium feels like a model home. Only three years old, this very attractive home features ten foot high ceilings, elegant open design living and dining areas, white gourmet kitchen and a spacious master suite with an adjoining screened porch. The extra large pool and heated spa are located just across the street. Harbour Links is within Bay Isles, a prestigious guard gated country club community that offers a top ranked golf course, beautiful marina, tennis courts , fine dining and a deeded private beach club. This superb Bay Isles golf course home offers everything for the perfect Florida lifestyle.

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INCREDIBLE HOME totally updated, quiet Holmes Beach location. This is not a drive-by. 2BR/2BA. $329,000

Call Marianne Correl, Realtor (941) 778-6066

PERICO BAY CLUB One of the best 2BR/2BA condos available. Gorgeous bay views, 1 car garage. $247,500

26B THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2002

Selling Sarasota Successfully!

Pat & Tom Hanly

COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Brand New4BR/4.5BR, elevator, leisure + den, pool, spa, 2nd from the bay. $2,775,000 BIRD KEY - Just finished - 4BR/3.5BA, Open plan, fam. rm, outside kit, pool, spa, dock. $2,195,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES Under construction - pick your colors, 3BR Suites, 3.5BA, elevator, fam/media rm. Unique design, pool, spa, dock. $2,250,000 BIRD KEY - Almost complete - 2 story, floating staircase, 5BR/5.5BA, fam rm. Library, pool, spa, dock. $2,875,000 WALK OUT TO BEACH - 3BR/2BA condo built in 2000 directly on Bradenton Beach, watch sunsets on private covered desk. $695,000 BIRD KEY - New garden home - 3-4BR/3BA, pool & spa. Outside kitchen. Fantastic open design. $1,195,000 MAINLAND BAY FRONT - Build your dream home - Direct bay views - area of multi-million $ homes. Convenient to all downtown amenities. $1,200,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - 3rd in from bay Deep water, 3BR/2BA, Immaculate condition, beautifully maintained & updated. $885,000 BIRD KEY - On wide canal with fabulous bay views - 4BR/3.5 BA, fam rm, spanning over 4400 sq. ft. Great opportunity. $1,350,000 COUNTRY CLUB SHORES - New construction 2nd in from bay 4BR/5.5BA open kit & family rm on 1.5 lots with 180’ of seawall. $2,750,000

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BRIDGE Deal us in

Dealer: North Vulnerable: North / South


North ♠K ♥ K 10 4 ♦AKQ ♣KJ8432

This week’s hand was sent to me by Gertrude Henson of Ocala. She received a top result at a local duplicate game. I have difficulty in two areas. First, the bidding sequence: Finding a double fit is great but North opened one club and South has a void in that suit and has no idea that North has such a strong diamond suit. Asking for aces and kings would be a safer bidding auction. Second: the opening lead by West, top of nothing against a slam when North has bid that suit. Henson writes: “South played the jack of clubs and ruffed the queen. South then cashed the ace of trump and ublocked dummy’s 10 and led a trump to the king. Next, he cashed dummy’s king of spades. South led the diamond ace and drew the trump. South led the ace of spades, discarding the king and queen of diamonds. Now the jack of diamonds is forced and the spade return is ruffed, making the six-heart contract.” Interesting. What would happen with a spade lead which would be the normal lead against this contract?

East ♠ Q 10 6 5 ♥J876 ♦5 ♣AQ75

West ♠J98742 ♥ Void ♦J764 ♣ 10 9 5 South ♠A3 ♥AQ9532 ♦ 10 9 8 3 2 ♣ Void

by Donna SWAN

The Bidding: East Pass Pass Pass

North 1♣ 2♦ 3♥

South 1♥ 3♦ 6♥

West Pass Pass All pass

Opening lead: 10 ♣

Donna Swan is a resident of Longboat Key, an ardent bridge player and an American Contract Bridge League certified director who plays “for the fun of it.” ❑

Local players win eleven first places Suncoast Bridge Association’s local players won 11 events during the Florida Tournament held the week of May 27 at Safety Harbor. First place winners included Bette Cohn, Henry Corwin, David Dean, Sandra Gagnon, Joe Godefrin, Carol and Jim Hamilton, Michael Kassay, Ruth

and Fred Lonshein, Dorothy Rowe and Janet Wollstadt of Sarasota; Vince Golden of University Park; Don Brunner of Bradenton; Maureen Moriarty of Nokomis; and Doris McGinley of Venice. Placing 4th in the USA and 9th in the World, were Godefrin and Larry Auerbach of Bradenton.

Flight A winners were Kassay and Golden. Flight B winners were Donald and Jill Mowry of Sarasota, Brian Howard of Bradenton and Jim Brown of Longboat Key. Flight C winners were Mary Baetzel of Sarasota and Pat Nelson of Venice.


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CHITWOOD CHARTERS, Grand Banks/ Selene Yachts. Luxury Cruises, Sunsets, Cocktails, Special Occasions. Half day to weekly. Bare boat available. Need a new hobby? Learn to pilot a yacht. Capt. Chitwood. 941-957-1530.

SINCE 1979 Harry’s Continental Kitchen has been making party memories from the casual to black tie affair. Specializing in small dinner parties. 383-0777.

IN HOME computer services. Senior friendly, training, installation, trouble shooting. Jules Porchey, The Computer Man. 927-1428.

Boat Rentals CANNONS MARINA 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Half-day and Full-day rentals 14’-24’ Skiffs /Runabouts /Deckboats Ride in Style in our Grady-White & Scout boats. All powered by YAMAHA outboards. 383-1311

EXPERIENCED CNA/HHA offering reliable Boat Sales, care with respect and dignity for your loved ones in their home. Available all shifts. Service & Storage 20/yrs. experience. Great references, call DOCKS AVAILABLE. Small boats, protect708-0378. ed waters. Minutes to intracoastal, Gulf, gas, bait, restaurants. Also, land storage, launch Alterations/Upholstery ramp. Vacation/long term. Bottom painting. ALTERATIONS. WE are proud to provide Capt. John’s Marina, 792-2620. the BEST alteration service in the Manatee and Sarasota area. We deliver Boat Slips for Rent/Sale the highest quality of work. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657.

ISLAND UPHOLSTERY. Furniture, cushions, etc. Repair and restoring antiques. 121 Bridge St. Free estimates! 778-4335.


RARELY AVAILABLE 80 FEET “T” SLIP AT THE MOORINGS $475,000 941-504-8018 MICHAEL GRANSTON COLDWELL BANKER SUPERB BOAT Slip for rent in high & dry indoor marina. In & out boat storage at its finest. Excellent south Longboat location, easy access to Bay and Gulf. Up to 30’ Call 371-1866

Cleaning Services RESIDENTIAL/COMMERCIAL. No job is too big or too little. Regular cleaning or detail. Free estimates! References. Lic./Ins. 941-539-1344.


Caregiver/Companion HI NEIGHBOR! CAREGIVER & MUCH MORE! Yes, I live here on Longboat Key. 383-5646.

COMPUTER OBEDIENCE Training. Is your computer misbehaving? Will train your computer to listen to you! Special $15/hour. FREE ADVICE. 545-7508.

Crushed Shell

GILLIS & GILLIS ENTERPRISES. Crushed, CLEAN WINDOWS, wouldn’t that be nice! washed shell, top soil, landscaping service. I’ll make your glass gleam! Local, license, We install shell driveways. Serving Sarasota insured. CHRIS’S WINDOW CLEANING. & The Keys since 1978. Fully licensed & insured. 941-753-2954. (941) 725-0399.

MRS. MAIDS. Want a clean house? Call Mari. Competitive prices. References. Bonded and Insured. 343-0220.

Furniture (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN ORTHOPEDIC plush mattress set. Still in plastic, $120. Can deliver. 232-2544.

KATHY & MIKE’S CLEANING SERVICE. Delivering a standard of excellence for all DISPLAYED, but never used, MODEL your interior & exterior cleaning needs. Great HOME FURNITURE: 4-piece bedroom suite, $259; sofa & love seat, $399; queen bed rates & references. 722-4358. set, $199; full bed set, $159; twin bed set, HOUSE/CONDO CLEANING. Thorough & $129; daybed complete w/pop-up trundle & 2 Reliable. Free Estimates. References avail. mattresses, $285; Futon and frame, $199. Delivery available. Builders, 753-7118. Please call Renee, 926-3550.


RELIABLE, mature, responsible experienced and w/great references. Cell: (941) 587-5899, Rosalie.

(1) BRAND NEW KING PILLOW TOP mattress set. Still in plastic, $250. Can deliver. 232-2544.

DINING ROOM set. Oak, 42x66x96 table, EUROPEAN FAMILY CLEANING SERVICE 6/side chairs, 2/arm chairs & china cabinet. Low rates, experienced and insured. Ex. Cond. Pd. $4000, Sell, $2800. 714-0039. Commercial & Residential. 587-4540. FUTON. ALL oak, honey finish, no metal, EXPERT HOUSECLEANING by Brazilian mission frame. 9/Layer foam mattress. Still in ladies. Reliable, meticulous and thorough. box. Cost, $525. Sell, $325. Can deliver. Commercial welcome! Excellent references. 941-761-2344. Please call 504-6157 or 371-9869. (1) BRAND NEW FULL ORTHOPEDIC HOUSE CLEANING by experienced Brazil- mattress set. Still in plastic, $130. Can ian ladies. Good references. Free estimates. deliver. 232-2544. Please call Kiara 342-4243. (1) BRAND NEW QUEEN PILLOW TOP GOT HOUSEWORK??? Let me help you! mattress set. Still in plastic, $150. Can deliver. 232-2544. Call for an appointment. 330-2352. ORIGINAL HUSBAND/WIFE Cleaning Team for general cleaning with a personal touch. Local residents. Dependable, trustworthy. References. Satisfaction guaranteed! Call Ginny, 727-8329.

Golf GOLF LESSONS, by USGTF professional. Call Carol, 941-779-2429.

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OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL CLEANING. HOME HAIR SERVICES. Hair cutting and Call 746-7332. coloring services done at your home by DAZZLE CLEANING, “personalized house- professional. Evening hours available. keeping, general cleaning and house checks 955-9952. to meet your needs. Lic./Ins. 379-6582.

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1995 TOYOTA AVALON XLS. Has every option including leather seats, power sunroof, climate control, cruise, alloy wheels, COMPUTER TUTOR 65K/mi. Excellent condition. Only $10,500. LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip, K-5. Best location, open views, extra large Call Mike, 725-2826/387-3366. Does your computer make pier area. Available now. 941-387-8315 or you feel stupid? 1986 MERCEDES 560 SEC. Silver w/gray Installation, Set-up, E-mail, interior, 170K/mi., 1/owner. Sacrifice, LONGBOAT KEY Moorings, 60/ft. boat slip. Web Pages. $10,000 o/b/o. 387-0626. Seasonal, $19.00 per foot. Monthly $23.00 per foot. Yearly $16.50 per foot, plus Call Diane Auto Transport electricity and sales tax. 383-2024/504-1232. 544-5830 AUTO TRANSPORT state to state. Insured, professional, N/S driver w/clean record. YOUR BOAT SLIP FOR Reasonable rates. References available. APPLE, iMac & Windows certified technician RENT/SALE AD HERE! (941) 545-5325. available for upgrades, repairs & tutoring. CALL 383-5509 Call Steven, 312-9317


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ALTERATIONS, GENERAL SEWING and custom clothing. Fittings and measurements done in your own home and delivered to you. Please call, 387-2348.

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RETIRED COMPUTER Teacher. Using exclusive E/Z-LEARN system in your home. Learn more than from any other person. 383-5372.

MASSAGE THERAPY Marty Roca (941) 587-9690 Lic. #MA32116 For your convenience, I come to you!

NEED AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE $54.95/mo.-Medical.Hospitals. Pharmacy No limitations, No pre-existing condition exclusions. Not insurance. Call (800) 249-8925.

Help Wanted TURN SPARE TIME INTO $$$ Mail-order E-commerce business. PT/FT Free info. Full training. 888-207-1825.

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Items For Sale

HOUSEKEEPER PART-TIME, 25-35/hrs. JOHNSON OUTBOARD 2/HP motor. per week. Must be honest, sober, Reconditioned, $275 o/b/o. 387-2021. dependable. Good starting pay. 383-2431 ♥ LORD’S WAREHOUSE RESALE SHOP. 9am-6pm. 6140 Gulf of Mexico Dr., LBK. Henredon  BEACH ATTENDANT wanted for King bedroom set. Furniture, clothes, Longboat Key resort. Must be reliable, have housewares. Gigantic Sales! Open Sat. some sailing experience and be a people 9a.m.-1p.m. 383-4738. person with a sense of humor. To apply call 383-5511. Items Under $200


JAMIE BASSHAM’S LAWN CARE. Professional Lawn Services and Landscaping. Licensed and Insured. For free estimates, call 705-5901, 778-0934.

FREE SNOW REMOVAL, and when its not snowing, I specialize in installing CRUSHED SHELL and ROCK yards, driveways and walkways. Rip Rap, sand and mulch also delivered and spread. Hauling available. PUT YOUR COMPUTER TO WORK!! 5/ANTIQUE ROLLING pins, all for $75. Please call DAVID BANNIGAN at 794-6971 Int’l Co. We Train. $500-$8000/mo. 387-0626. or cell at 504-7045. Toll LIFESTYLER-CARDIO-FIT TOTAL body Free 888-244-5787. Laundry motion, low impact, dial resistance, cylinder 4591032, has numbers 1-9 to adjust resistWASH N’FOLD, IRONING, ALTERATIONS. ance. Made in the USA, $100. 955-7433. Comforters/$12. Residential & Commercial. FRONT DESK SOFA, LIKE new, white floral, $95. Tea Cart Linen Service. Self-Service. Clean and attended. Open 7/days. Drop-off/pick-up w/2 drawers, good cond., $100. 387-1796. Part time position available and delivery. PARADISE COIN LAUNDRY, for reservationest. CAKE DECORATING equipment. All for 7466 Cortez Road West, 795-1657. Must be outgoing and able to multi-task. $50. 388-9863. Basic computer skills helpful. Masonry MATTRESS, KING size w/box spring set. If you are conscientious and Clean, good cond., $150. 780-3547. MASON, 25/YRS. experience. Glass block looking for a fun place to work, window sills, pavers, cinder block, ZENITH SYSTEM 3 color TV, 19”, $65. brick and tile. Walls built and repaired. work, phone Cactus plants, $5. 941-383-3882. Roxie or Sandy Fireplaces. Licensed & Insured. 795-3034.


TV-RCA COLOR, 20”, remote, great shape, $75. Please call after 5p.m., 388-3426. WROUGHT IRON bedroom bench, 40” long, $180 o/b/o. 761-8151.


ELLIPTICAL FITNESS cross trainer, Guthy Renker, Powertrain. Ex. cond., $75. 349-1134.

Live on-site, couple or single. Must have good people skills, general knowledge of carpentry, irrigation, pool electric, plumbing. Waterfront location. Benefits provided.

GATEWAY COMPUTER 2000, 18” screen, perfect condition! $75. 383-5306.

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$1500 A MONTH PT-$4500-$7200/FT Work in Home International Company needs Supervisors and Assistants. Training. Free booklet. 888-211-3381

Housesitting NATIONAL AUTHOR, LOOKING to house sit for 6-12/mos. as he finishes next 2 books. Call David, 941-927-7348.

Investment Opportunities OWN & OPERATE 42 rental apartments, WV. 33% ROI on $315,000 upfront cash. Financing; $1,135,000 available 6% 15/yr. Ready-to-go; Self-operate your own cash generator. Visit: E-mail: (941) 493-3456

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WHITE FEMALE, approximately 45-50/yrs., refined, to live free in beautiful condo on the bay in return for companionship, to drive male senior citizen to shop, keep condo clean and to read his mail. 952-1110.

Power Washing SCHLEY PAINTING. Professional preparation and painting, inside and out. Power washing. Dependable, neat and courteous. Free estimates. Senior discounts. Fully insured. 342-1757.


LISTENER, CONVERSATIONALIST: A friendly ear to talk with about personal or ADJUSTABLE BED, $500. Like new, business things and what is going on in the powered bed w/mattress, still in plastic. world around us. Exceptional resume and references, Rates on request. Call Gene Suntek SB710. New: $1795. 941-713-7902. 941-518-6906

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Moving Services

HONEST, RELIABLE man can provide:

  DUNBAR’S MOVING. One item or cooking, driving, escorting, protection &

household. Lowest prices around, 25/years experience. Specializing in antiques. Free estimates! 727-4861.


maintenance for upscale person or couple. Live in/out. 228-0383 ROBERT HELD’S HANDYMAN & MORE! Repairs, Installs, Tile, Vinyl, Improvements, Window Cleaning & Rescreen. Dependable, friendly service. Call Monday thru Friday, 9a.m.-6p.m. for appointment. 758-8044.

EXPERIENCED HANDYMAN: Repairs, painting, landscaping, tile, carpentry, screening, fences, drywall, etc. Licensed. Painting & Wallpapering Insured. Free estimates. Edson Bessa. ✦ GRIFFITHS' ISLAND PAINT & PAPER 941-730-6838. SERVICES. Int./ext. painting, pressure washing, wallpaper & faux painting. We R.V.’s spray wicker. Prompt, reliable service at reasonable rates! Lic./Ins. Call Kevin. Cell LET YOUR motor home, 1998 or newer, earn you money! Adventure RV Rentals, 704-7115 or 792-1646. 371-9418. PASTEL PAINTING. Interior/exterior, neat, Remodeling reasonable. Wallpaper/wallpaper removal. & Home Improvements Supplying LBK clients w/over 12 years experience & customer service. Insured. ☛ BILL GAREAU Building & Remodeling. Paul Passanant. 366-9434. All phases of home improvement. License PAINTING & GENERAL SERVICES CO. #RBC0067087. Insured. 355-4272. Father & Son Team. Handyman repairs, pressure washing, professional quality work. CLASSIFIEDS WORK All phases interior/exterior. Call Dan, 954-2158.

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TILE-TILE-TILE All Variations of Ceramic Tile Supplied & Installed. Floors a Specialty. Large Longboat Key Portfolio. Free Estimates & Custom Designs. Dirty grout? Give us a shout! Grout cleaning & restoration services available.

STATE CERTIFIED Roofing & General Contractor, FL. Professional Engineer, Roofing (all types), Remodeling, Repairs. Call DON for immediate response. 720-0794. Lic. CC-CO57977, CG-CO61519, PE20374. VISA/MC.

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Condos & Homes For Sale

Main Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, renovated, unattached villa. New tile and carpet. Canal front w/boat dock. $319,000. 383-0034.


$319,900. 2BR/2BA, Longboat Key, Spanish Villa. Your boat off your lanai, deeded beach   BAYSIDE ROOFING. Roof access, new paint and ceramic. You can repair specialists! Re-roofs! New roofs! even see the bay! Dennis Girard, Central Tile Replacement! All work guaranteed! Park Realty, 941-809-0041. RC004206. 941/753-6879.


Call Neil Halfacre (941) 726-3077

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$239,900. 2BR/2.5BA, 1,500sq.ft. Longboat Key Townhouse, furnished, garage, great   PRIME RETAIL/OFFICE LOCATION, rental program. Only 12/years old. Tennis Avenue of The Flowers, 1270/sq.ft.+/- and Pro shop on site. Dennis Girard, Central Best pricing on all brand name at $16/per square foot plus CAM. Park Realty Corp. 941-809-0041. CARPETING & LAMINATES. T. Mannausa & Co., Realtor. 365-1511, ext. “Why pay retail” 115. 10 Years Island Resident CONTRACT PENDING “THE MOST DISTINCTIVE ADDRESS” CHAMBER MEMBER Avenue of the Flowers-Longboat Key. Join BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA “We take care of our neighbors” Publix, Eckerds and other exquisite shops. END UNIT W/PEEK OF THE GULF, 1665sq.ft. available. 1-800-940-6000. CLOSE TO BEACH AND POOL, STEVE ALLEN FLOOR COVERING The Sembler Co., Andy Carlson, Licensed NICELY FURNISHED, 383-5381 R.E. Broker. TILE THROUGHOUT, LARGER SUNNY 726-1802 DECK. DOWNTOWN, 1280 North Palm Ave. for $372,500 rent. 1000/sq.ft. prime storefront or office REDUCED: $365,000 ♦ ♦ ♦ CUSTOM RENOVATIONS. 25/years with kitchenette. 383-0244. Coldwell Banker, Linda Paskovich, experience as a highly skilled, dependable, 1515 MAIN ST. for rent. 2300sq.ft. retail (941) 383-6411 restoration/renovation expert, carpenter w/850sq.ft. second floor apartment, contemCell 504-0601 & fine finishing contractor. Kitchen and porary with skylights. 383-0244. bathroom specialist. Repairs & Painting. PRIME OFFICE space available at the Paul Beauregard, 779-2294. Centre Shops, Longboat Key. Call 387-3135. PALMA SOLA. Largest bayfront home on SKILLED, HONEST, RELIABLE. Carpentry, 2/lots, 6BR/5.5BA, 3/stories, 6/car garage. Painting, Remodeling. Tons of experience. Best value! By owner. $990,000. 795-4432. Condos & Homes For Sale References available. Call Steve Ivan, 941-780-2386. PLAYERS CLUB, FOR SALE BY OWNER, CONDO ON THE BAY. Mainland direct 2BR/2BA, large porch w/Gulf view, furn. Bayfront, w/beautiful bay & sunset views. 3BR/2.5BA, 2/balconies, 2315/sq.ft. of No listing calls. $575,000. (412) 247-4939. comfort. Impeccable unit in great building EXPERT TILE INSTALLATION LONGBOAT KEY, Seagate Club. For sale w/pools, boat docks, concierge, 24/hr. WITH CREATIVE SOLUTIONS by Owner Gulf front penthouse completely security and more! Close to Arts, beaches, furnished 2BR/2BA, split design Spectacular airport, dining and more. Offered at AND COMPETITIVE PRICING. FLOORS, COUNTERS, BACKSPLASHES, views of Gulf from every room. On-site $639,000. Call Joan D. Boltax, Michael management. $669,000. No Brokers. Saunders & Co. 941-350-6390 anytime. WALLS, MURALS. (248) 642-4421. LICENSED AND INSURED FOR SALE by owner. Spanish Main Yacht  SANCTUARY, STUNNING!!! Direct Gulf Club, 2BR/2BA +den & screened lanai. New ARTISAN TILE front corner unit. All the work has been done. ceramic tile and carpet, loads of storage, (941) 383-2659 It’s time to have fun! New A/C, new W/H, beach access. Only $220,000. Owner, new paint, and new furnishings. Just bring 383-0034. your swimsuit and favorite beverage and enjoy the most captivating sunsets EMERALD HARBOUR, LBK HOME MATT’S RENOVATIONS. Carpet Cleaning, and beach. Offered at $1,299,000. Call Pressure Washing, House Cleaning, Marilyn Duncan, Realtor, Coldwell Banker, 3BR/2BA, CAGED POOL, Painting, Window Washing. Bonded & 1-800-404-0117. DOCK, DEEP WATER CANAL, Insured. Matt, 941-544-0640. DEEDED BEACH ACCESS. $299,900. YES, imagine nothing but ocean. $649,000 Direct Gulf views on Longboat Key. Furn., JOE UNGVARSKY Construction. RemodelBY OWNER - BROKERS PROTECTED ing contractors. In-house plan design. freshly painted, new ceramic. Shop and 383-0904 State licensed and insured. #CRC035261. compare. Dennis Girard, 941-809-0041. Central Park Realty. Many island references. 778-2993.

Commercial Rentals & Sales

WE ARE NEARING COMPLETION ON THIS TOTALLY REMODELED, GROUND LEVEL, 3BR/2BA. ON DEEP WATER CANAL WITH VIEW OF BIMINI BAY AND DIRECT BAY ACCESS (NO BRIDGES). SPECTACULAR “NEW” HOME. WON’T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE. $575,000 BROKERS PROTECTED 941-778-2993 LET ME E-MAIL YOU SOME LISTINGS. Dennis Girard, Central Park Realty, 941-809-0041. FOR SALE BY OWNER 3BR/2BA, 2/Car Garage, Pool, Covered Porches, Waterfront, Newly Remodeled. Relocating! 501 Ketch Lane, Country Club Shores (2/blocks north of Mobil Station) $498,500, Negotiable. (813) 240-5817 or (941) 387-3621

WATER CLUB BRIGHTON MODEL REDUCED $100,000! TRUE 3BR FLOOR PLAN W/10’ CEILINGS. UNIT HAS FULL GULF & BAY VIEWS FACING N.W. OVERLOOKING THE POOL. 2/OPEN BALCONIES, DESIGNER DECORATED W/2 DEEDED UNDER BUILDING PARKING SPACES. $1,790,000. CALL REMAX EXCELLENCE 383-9700 LONGBOAT KEY, glorious Gulf views! Gulf front, 2BR/2BA. Among multi-million dollar condominiums. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Granite countertops, marble flooring. Offered at $699,900. Please call 374-3200.

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30B THURSDAY JUNE 27, 2002 Condos & Homes For Sale


DOWNTOWN CONDO directly on the bay. ON LIDO BEACH, 2BR/2BA, ground level Sunsets, sail boats & sounds of the surf. villa, furnished. $1300/mo. King & Company, 2BR/2BA split. No pets. $349,000. By owner, George Peter Ryan, 388-2040 or 586-3417. 366-0677. BIRD KEY: 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, pool, 3271 BAYOU SOUND. Keep your boat on beautiful glass lanai, double garage. Lawn your private dock right in your own back yard and pool service included, $2300/mo., in this beautiful 3BR canal front pool home in maintenance included. 928-8623. popular Bay Isles Reduced below recent appraisal, $795,000. Open Sunday, 1-4p.m. EN PROVENCE, 3BR +family room. FabuWayne & Penny Sanders, 923-5895, Michael lous views in premiere condo community. Saunders & Co. Call Cheryl Loeffler, Coldwell Banker GREAT VALUE! Modern 2BR/2BA with Previews. 383-5000. elevator, see the Gulf from your lanai, 1/block to beach, $299,900. Call Real Estate LIDO BEACH, high rise, furnished or unfurnished, 2BR/2BA. Mostly white decor & Mart, 756-1090. kitchen, excellent condition, elegant lobby, heated pool. S.E. exposure. Available MAKE OFFER! immediately, $1500/mo. annual or 6/mo. lease. 388-2922. BEACHFRONT SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, 2BR/2BA, VIZCAYA I PENTHOUSE turnkey furnished, beach & bay access, 3BR +LIBRARY, S.W. CORNER, community pool. Also available seasonally. SUNRISES, SUNSETS. 383-8860. ASKING $2,999,000 SELLER SAYS “MAKE OFFER” LIDO KEY, Key Towers South. 12th floor, 2BR/2BA, Gulf front view! Fully furnished, JUDY KEPECZ like new. $2500/monthly, $2200/annually. 925-7461, after 6p.m. COLDWELL BANKER PREVIEWS 941-387-1825 LBK, GRAND BAY. Premiere community, 2BR/2BA penthouse, furnished w/wrap SPANISH MAIN Yacht Club, free standing around terrace. Spectacular views of 2BR/2BA villa. Enclosed lanai, beach & bay Sarasota Bay and skyline. 2/Garage parking, access, community pool & docks, $255,000. 24/hr. security, $2400/mo. (941) 387-1336. 383-8860. By Owner. PRICED TO SELL! Lovely 2BR/2BA, turnkey furnished villa. Steps to beach and shops. $199,900. Call Jack McCormick, 383-5577. Wagner Real Estate Company. CANAL FRONT, 3BR/2BA. Screened pool, boat dock, fireplace. Partial Bay view. $379,000. Vincent, 383-8860. A. Paradise Realty.

✦ DOWNTOWN, BY OWNER. 1100sq.ft., 1BR/1.5BA, new kitchen, pool, enclosed garage. $188,000. Call 366-5268.

LBK, 3BR/3.5BA. Canal front w/view of Sarasota Bay. Deep water dock. Beach access. Turnkey furnished, $2550/mo. 749-1901, 730-2790. Email: 2-3BR/2BA CANAL FRONT. Bring your boat! Short stroll to powdery white beaches and beautiful Joan Durante Park. Nearly 2000/sq.ft., annual $1800/mo. Available now. 725-2826.

Rentals: Annual LONGBOAT. 3BR/2BA, pool, canal, $2000/mo. KEY TOWERS SO. 2BR/2BA, panoramic Gulf views, $1500/mo. ST. ARMANDS TOWER. 2BR/2BA, furn., $1800/mo. BANYAN BAY. 3BR/3BA, bay views, furnished, $2500/mo. PRESIDENTIAL, 2BR/2BA, pool view, furn., $1300/mo. LIDO HARBOUR S. 2BR/2BA, Gulf view unfurn., $1050/mo. COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532

✦ VILLAGE, QUAINT 1BR/1BA cottage w/small day room, W/D, deck, carport, $775/mo. Wedebrock Real Estate Company, 383-5886. ANNA MARIA CITY. Wheel chair friendly, historic Florida cottage. 1.5BR/2BA, porch, patio, carport, workshop, boat. Night blooming backyard. Pets OK. $2800/mo. Also, for sale!. Only $489,000. 778-9217. GRAND BAY. Outstanding bay, city and Gulf views from this 8th floor deluxe 2+BR condo. Unfurnished $3500/mo. The Longboat Connection, Inc., Realtor. 387-9709. GRAND BAY OUTSTANDING VIEW! 8TH FLOOR, 2+BR $3500/MO GRAND BAY GREAT VIEW! 4TH FLOOR, 2+BR/3.5BA $3500/MO HARBOUR OAKS 3BR/2.5BA. SCREENED LANAI, WOOD FLOORS, FRESH PAINT. $2500/MO

PALMA SOLA Bay Townhouse, 2BR/1.5BA, L’ELEGANCE, bay view, 2BR/2BA w/DEN. community boat dock, heated pool, Furnished or unfurnished. ST. ARMANDS Towers South. Direct gulf $122,000. Call Real Estate Mart, 756-1090. front, 2BR/2BA. LONGBOAT HOME QUAINT SETTING on Bayou. Downtown, THE RENAISSANCE. Downtown, 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA, BEAUTIFUL VIEW OF 2BR/2BA, office, Florida room. Updated, bay view. INTERCOASTAL. POOL, furnished, ground floor. $159,900. 321-1592. GARAGE, DOCK. JENNETTE & ROSSI $2500/MO REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT Lots & Acreage For Sale 941-953-6000 LAGUNA YACHT VILLAGE, single family THE LONGBOAT CONNECTION, lot. Boat dock, community pool. New 9/unit REALTOR subdivision on 6.53/acres. Plans available (941) 387-9709 $273,900. Carol Williams, Broker, Smith REALTORS, 941-778-0777, 744-0700/eves. LIDO BEACH condo. Gulf view, 1BR/1BA, designer furnished. Annual $1300/mo. LONGBOAT KEY 3/LOTS: C-1 zoning, 374-6254. Rentals: $400,000 each. Longview Realty, Inc., BAY VIEW, 2BR/2BA. One Watergate, Seasonal & Vacation 383-6112, ask for Richard. unfurnished, steps to the Ritz. $1600/mo. LONGBOAT KEY. Sutton Place, 3BR/2.5BA No pets. 373-0302. Mobile Homes furnished townhouse condo. Beach access MOBILE HOME, 1BR/2BA. Sleeps 6, room 1BR/1BA, unfurnished condo, Bradenton directly across Gulf Dr. 2/Swimming pools, for 2nd bedroom. Remodeled kitchen/bath, Beach. Newly remodeled, large pool, 1/block great view! Reasonable rent. Available Jan. through March, 2003 and 1/month in open patio, 300ft. from beach & Marina. to beach, $700/mo. 941-778-1915. 2002. Call Ruth Ann, (502) 955-6169 or LBK, $26,500. 941-387-2021. ANNUAL RENTAL Country Club Shores (502) 239-8498, leave message. DUE TO 9-11-01 DISASTER...Must sell canal-front home. 3BR, 2BA. $2,250/mo. Longboat Key Mobile Home on Beach and Hanly & Assoc. 388-2331 LIDO BEACH, St. Armands Towers, Bay. Furnished/turnkey, single family. 2BR/2BA, 1500sq.ft. Directly across from $14,000!! Move in 7-7-02. Wagner Realty, ☛ BAYVIEW POOL HOME, 3BR/2BA, beach, 3/blocks from St. Armands Circle. unfurnished, seawall, canal/bay view. Bright, Full bay views. Available Oct., Nov., & Dec. 794-2246. open great room, 2/car garage. $2500/mo. $1500/mo. March, April & May, 2003 @ Wedebrock Real Estate Company, $2000/mo. Call Marnie, (941) 320-7686. Open House 383-5886. EXQUISITE MODEL HOME NORTH LONGBOAT KEY BEACHSIDE COMMUNITY 7050 FIREHOUSE RD. 3BR/3.5BA, COMMUNITY POOL, ELEVATOR, PRIVATE COURTYARD. $1,195,000.00 FURNISHED CONRAD BEACH REPRESENTATIVE ON SITE DAILY 387-9595



 BAYFRONT, EMBASSY HOUSE on Palm Avenue. Downtown luxury condo LBK, 3BR/3.5BA. Canal front w/view of w/amenities. 2BR/2BA, water views, Sarasota Bay. Deep water dock. Beach access. Turnkey furnished, $4000/mo. $1475/mo. 955-5488. 749-1901, 730-2790. Email: EN PROVANCE. Direct Gulf front, 4BR/4BA, family room, fireplace, 2/car BUTTONWOOD COVE, 3BR. Deep water garage, butler’s pantry, much more. slip, pool, tennis and racquet ball courts. APPOINTMENT ONLY. $7000/mo. Beautifully furnished, Gulf/bay views from THE RITZ-CARLTON, 11th, 15th & 16th 2/lanais. Available monthly April to October, floor, stunning bay/Gulf views. Amenities that 2002.. 800-220-3165 ext. 2665. ONLY the RITZ can offer. BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA. TKF, across street JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. from Gulf. 1/mo. min. Avail.: June 1-Nov. 30, REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT $1900/mo.; Dec. $3400. 770-671-0338. 941-953-6000 NEW MOUNTAIN apartment in cool Sapphire Valley, N.C. 2BR/1BA, family room/kitchenette, large deck w/gorgeous mountain views. Amenities: pools, exercise LONGBOAT KEY, completely furnished room, clubhouse, golf, tennis, fishing, etc. 2BR/2BA. Recent updates! Amenities $350/wk. 359-6868 or (828) 743-7601. include pool, private beach, active clubhouse and carport. $1850/mo. annually. Refs. and LONGBOAT KEY condo, direct Gulf view, security deposit required. (262) 740-0219 or 2BR/2BA, beautiful. $1250/mo, May-Sept., (815) 243-2617. $3000/mo, Oct.-Jan., 03. (714) 637-3630.

Rentals: Seasonal & Vacation ☛ BEAUTIFUL 2BR/2BA canal front home in a lush, tropical setting. Please call (813) 832-4805. BUTTONWOOD COVE, LBK. 2BR/2BA. Direct water views. Short/long term rentals. 708-452-8934. Visit our website: SEAPLACE. Newly decorated 2BR/2BA, tennis, pools, whirlpool, on the beach. Call for availability and rates for the 2002/2003 season. Bob, (630) 690-2040.



COUNTRY CLUB Shores, canal front. Renovated 2BR/3BA, fully furnished w/pool and boat dock. 2/week minimum. (941) 388-5551, Dan.

VACATION RENTALS Seasonal & Annual Call Wedebrock Rental Office 941-383-5886 or 800-486-5886

BAYPORT, 2BR/2BA, Gulf view! $4500/mo. BIRD KEY, 3BR/3BA, den, beautiful & private. $6000/mo. *Many other 2003 seasonal rentals available! Visit our web site... COLDWELL BANKER LISA SNOW 388-5532

LBK, STUNNING Key West style home. Gulf views. 3BR/3BA, private pool/spa, great midkey location. Beach access directly across street. Non-smoking. Seasonal or annual. $4000-$9000/mo. 941-387-8315.


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LUXURY CUSTOM, fully furnished 1BR, Fairway Bay Townhouse. One floor living, overlooking garden/pool, 2/car garage & elevator. $4000/mo. Short term rental. 203-322-2138. LIDO VACATION RENTALS. One bedroom furnished apartment across from beach and one block from St. Armands Circle, $800/mo. Call 266-4775. LONGBOAT TERRACE, 2BR/2BA, Gulf view. Available Jan. through March, 2003. $4500/mo. 612-719-0131 or 952-895-9228. SUMMER RENTAL, Perico Bay Club, 2BR/2BA villa, 2/car garage, $1200/mo. Flexible! Call Real Estate Mart, 756-1090. LIDO BEACH. Studio & 1BR. Available now until December. Contemporary Fully furn. Short walk to beach. From $650/mo. 383-2566. LIDO BEACH vacation paradise. 1 & 2 bedroom condos overlooking beautiful Lido Beach. Weekly rates. Lido Dorset. Rental condo. 388-1404.

CASA DEL MAR RESORT CONDOMINIUM WEEKLY RENTALS GULF FRONT/GULF VIEW Reservations: 941-383-5549 Visa/MC Fax: 941-383-7925 Office Open 7 Days, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 4621 Gulf of Mexico Drive Longboat Key 34228 “85% Repeat Guests” “INTENTIONALLY BETTER”

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Waterfront Property

GORGEOUS SUNSETS on this ready to ON THE Gulf w/pool. 1BR condo, sleeps 4. build homesite, 100/feet on Palma Sola Bay, Nicely furnished, cable, phone, full kitchen, deep water w/seawall. 1116 Palma Sola living, dining area, W/D in building. Monthly Blvd. $775,000. 794-5485. or May through Jan. $1200/mo. 351-5101. LONGBOAT KEY GULF FRONT ESTATE. LONGBOAT KEY, 2BR/2BA. Beautifully Over 6,600sq.ft. w/beautiful Gulf and Sunset renovated w/granite. On the beach! Available views. Large master suite overlooking your own private beach, exercise room, game throughout 2002. 859-441-6896. room, huge gourmet kitchen. Contact Mike LIDO BEACH. Luxury Condo on beach, Migone or Tina Rudek at Wedebrock R.E. 3BR/2.5BA, huge terrace, pool/spa, tennis Company, 383-5543. Offered at $3,390,000. courts, security gate, breathtaking bay & city ENCHANTED HIDEAWAY BAY. Spacious view! Flexible availability. (941) 388-3598. multi-level custom built home on secluded *Three (3) MONTH MINIMUM REQUIRED* peninsula offering protected boat dock. Immaculate and elegant interior w/expansive LONGBOAT HARBOUR TOWERS, direct rooms, huge pool & spa, 3/car garage. Contact Mike Migone or Tina Rudek at Gulf front. Wedebrock R.E. Company at 383-5543. SEA GATE CLUB of Longboat Key. ISLANDER CLUB, 2 & 3/BR units available. Offered for $948,000. SEAPLACE UNITS, Garden and Midrise RARE! NEARLY 1/2 acre (.488 acre) building. waterfront property, mature tropical landL’ELEGANCE, 2BR/2BA, Bay view. scaping, newly renovated charming historic THE RITZ-CARLTON, fabulous 2BR/2BA. Whitney Beach Cottage. New Items: AC, AT THE ‘RITZ’, stunning 1BR/1.5BA. Roof, Kitchen, Bath, Electric, Plumbing, AT THE ‘RITZ’, amazing 2BR/2BA w/den. Hardwood Floors. Large living room EN PROVANCE, direct Gulf, 4BR/4BA. w/fireplace, Florida room, large eat-in

kitchen, 2BR/1BA, laundry room. FSBO. JENNETTE & ROSSI, INC. (941) 387-0158. COUNTRY CLUB Shores home, 3BR/2BA, REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT 2/car garage, pool and dock. Also available 941-953-6000 annually. 941-387-0022. LIDO BEACH, 2BR condo. Wonderfully remodeled, never lived in, Gulf views from ST. ARMANDS. Exquisite turnkey furnished every room. Great amenities! Close to 2BR/2BA cottage, pool, +screened lanai, St. Armands Circle. Available August 15th. SOUTH PALM AVENUE. Newly renovated walk beach/Circle. May 1 through Nov. 30. $2500/mo., 3/mo. minimum. Call 2BR/2BA, South Palm garden apartment. (941) 388-2524. E-MAIL Owner/Agent for details. (941) 388-3156. Downtown, bay view, parking. Furnished or YOUR CLASSIFIED! PALMA SOLA Townhouse, 2BR, steps to LONGBOAT KEY condo, 3BR/2BA, Gulf unfurnished. Available short or long term beach, eats, jet ski, pool, fishing & boating. side, first floor, newly renovated, heated 941-387-0438. Available now! $950/mo. or $500/week. pool. Available anytime, September through Now you can E-mail your LBK, 2BR/2BA, bay/canal views, 4/pools, Call Real Estate Mart, 756-1090. May. 813-933-3664. tennis, beach house, rec. room. Min. 3/mos. classified advertisement. BANYAN BAY Club. 3.5BR/3BA. Bayfront. ST. ARMANDS, Lido Key. Charming studio Also, available annually. 383-8566. (843) 883-3496/ Send your ad to: villa, $350/week. North trail, near arts & bay, secluded studio, $300/week. 496-9724. LBK CONDO by the beach. 1BR/1BA. LONGBOAT KEY, 1BR condo. Secure bldg. Pool, central location near shops. $500/wk. on beautiful beach, heated pool. Brochure summer rate. 941-914-4646 Include your name and available. $525/wk. (Winter rates higher). BEST KEPT SECRET ON THE 813-654-3557. KEY...CLASSIFIEDS FOR BOTH THE LONGBOAT OBSERVER, telephone number with your Time Share LONGBOAT KEY, Bayport condo for rent, AND THE EAST COUNTY OBSERVER ad. KAUAI, 2/WEEKS, Marriott Beach Club, winter 2003 season. Avail. Nov., 02-April, 03. ARE JUST November 23rd to December 7th. Sleeps Gulf front, first floor end unit, 2BR/2BA, A PHONE CALL AWAY... 4/adults, full kitchen, 5/STAR. $2500. We’ll take care of the rest. garage, huge pool, 6/tennis courts & more! 341-0077. Call for pricing. 1-800-728-5534.


WALK TO Beach & Bay from this 2BR Longboat Village cottage. Avail. June-Dec. $1000/mo. 356-2659.


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New home sales records set at Sarasota’s most successful waterfront community DiVosta’s VillageWalk tops 300 sales in the first year

Open pedestrian spaces and private places describes DiVosta Homes’ new gated, master-planned community of single-family and patio homes. Resort-style living with no membership fees for residents has made this distinctive community a sales success on

the famous Palmer Ranch in Sarasota. DiVosta, headquartered in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, reports strong pre-construction sales at VillageWalk of Sarasota where the company will construct homes priced from the $190’s to the $300’s.

DiVosta has built more than 25,000 residences during the past 42 years in Broward, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Orange, and Collier Counties. The residences, under construction right now, will be completed with DiVosta’s revolutionary “Built Solid”

construction method. This trademarked building system uses steel forms and poured solid concrete with reinforced steel to ensure quality. DiVosta Homes has already sold more than 300 single-family residences at VillageWalk. The variety of

floor plans offering two, three, four or five-bedrooms and twocar garages have produced record sales for the company. Homebuyers enjoy the premium-upgraded features included in the sales price at every home at VillageWalk. inviting kitchens and living Dramatic volume ceilings, areas, premium carpeting and designer tile, built-in security system, central vacuum, custom modular closet organizers with adjustable shelves and hanger rods, premium appliances, decorative doors and trim and paver driveways are some of the standard features. The waterfront Town Center will be the heart and focal point of VillageWalk. A grand entrance boulevard will access it, which is just beyond the community guardhouse and gates. It is considered to be a “worldclass” amenity with year-round activities and programs. The Town Center will feature a landmark clock tower; fountains; activity rooms; café

Resort-style, waterfront view living on your own village peninsula from the $190’s to the $300’s

A dramatic and gated entry, surrounded by water and featuring unique bridges, presents the VillageWalk community to residents and visitors. Pedestrian bridges provide easy access to the Town Center and lakefront neighborhoods of this tropical paradise. Heated pools, tennis, fitness center, post office, and marketplace with café, are just several of the exciting amenities that will be available here. Pool and Clocktower photos courtesy of IslandWalk in Naples. Amenities subject to change.

The planned Town Center will have year-round activities for residents and a full-time leisure services director to create special programs and events at VillageWalk for everyone to enjoy. There is no membership fee to experience resort-style living at VillageWalk. Directions: I-75, Exit














#205 Clark Road, and go west to Honore Ave. Turn left (south) and travel past the corner of Honore and the Palmer Ranch Parkway. The Sales Center is appx. 1 mile south of the Palmer Ranch Parkway. If traveling from U.S. 75 41, follow to Central 41 Sarasota Parkway to Honore Avenue and turn left (north). Just minutes to Gulf beaches. TAMIAMI TRAIL

and marketplace; gas pumps; post office; bank with ATM; heated resort and lap pools; fitness center with cardiovascular, strength, and exercise equipment; tennis club with six lighted Har-Tru courts and stadium seating; beauty shop and nail boutique; library and card rooms; along with a lakeside veranda; gazebo; and neighborhood parks. VillageWalk at Sarasota was designed to combine the best of a traditional neighborhood and Florida resort-style living – where the whole community is connected and balanced, with the environment providing waterways, pedestrian walkways, quiet neighborhood streets, and a town center that


is within walking distance of all the homes. There is no membership fee for DiVosta’s resort-style living at VillageWalk.



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926-3933 Broker participation invited.

Represented by DiVosta Homes, Inc., licensed Real Estate Broker. Oral representations cannot be relied upon as correctly stating the representation of the developer. DiVosta and Company, Inc. may license the use of the DiVosta Building System to selected licensees for the actual construction of homes. Refer to the contract and other homeowner documents for correct representations. Prices subject to change. CB-CO17129.

To visit VillageWalk of Sarasota, take I-75 to exit #205 Clark Road, and go west to Honore Ave. Turn left (south) and travel past the corner of Honore and the Palmer Ranch Parkway. The Information Center is appx. 1 mile south of the Palmer Ranch Parkway. If traveling from U.S. 41, follow to Central Sarasota Parkway to Honore Avenue and turn left (north). Just minutes from Gulf beaches. For more information about VillageWalk of Sarasota, please call (941) 926-3933 or visit the website:

June 27 2002